In a move aimed at ensuring access to affordable fuel for the residents of Jere constituency, Hon. Ahmed Satomi, Member of the House of Representatives representing the area, has contracted 15 filling stations to sell fuel at a rate of N430 per litre.
The initiative seeks to benefit commercial tricyclists and motorists who rely on petrol for daily transportation.
The 15 filling stations selected for this project have been strategically located across the constituency to ensure widespread accessibility for the local population.
According to Hon. Satomi, the stations will collectively make 37,500 litres of petrol available to cater to the constituency’s residents’ fuel requirements.
While fuel prices in Nigeria can be subject to fluctuations due to various factors, including global oil prices and government policies, the move by Hon Satomi seeks to address the fuel needs of his constituents.
The initiative has garnered positive reactions from Jere constituency residents and some Nigerians on social media.
Many see it as a significant step toward alleviating the financial burden associated with rising fuel costs.
They say the move also highlights Hon. Satomi’s dedication to serving the interests and needs of his constituents, particularly in the realm of essential services and commodities.
Mohammed Isah, an engineer, noted:
“This is how fuel subsidy is a great form of palliative. It will have a positive effect on everyone in his constituency.”
Aminu Ahmed wrote:
“It won’t be a bad idea if National Assembly members will inflate budgets and collect kickbacks from MDAs just to give it back to the society, it’ll not be a bad idea.”
As the project unfolds, many will be watching closely to see how it impacts the local community and whether it serves as a model for similar initiatives in other constituencies across Nigeria.