A Major Domestic Gas Distributor has warned gas consumers, not to fall prey to cheating cooking gas retailers, especially during this festive period.
The Chairman, ECOGAS Limited, Chief Adesina Luwoye gave the warning while speaking to Newsflagship Correspondent in Abeokuta on Friday, 8th of July, 2022.
He described the act as a wicked and unnecessary increase in the prices of various categories of the cooking facility.
Chief Luwoye noted with concern that, some retailers had been taking undue advantage of consumers by selling above approved prices of cooking gas.
Advising general consumers of cooking gas in Ogun and other part of Nigeria, Chief Luwoye said that, the Federal Government had fixed the prices of gas to make life easier for consumers, for instance 1 kg is 1,500.
According to the Ecogas Chairman and a major distributor of the product, the price for one kg should be #720 naira per kg at ‘Major Distributors Depots,’ which is how it is being sold at Ecogas to dealers
He stated that, gas operators didn’t have to worsen the already bad economic situation of the general public, through racketeering and unfair profiteering.
The Chairman argued that since there was no general increase, there was no reason for price to go high, adding that, hiking lives of commodities during festivals was inhuman and ungodly.
He also expressed concern, that some retailers were unpatriotic and had been cheating on innocent consumer by selling above normal price, even belong festival periods
Chief Luwoye pointed out that, he was not trying to advertise ECOGAS to consumers, rather he was only trying to safeguard the consumers’ interests to look elsewhere wherever domestic gas was being sold at affordable prices.
He also enjoined the people to insist at any plant for their empty cylinder to be checked and weighed before and after refilling to confirm the accurate value of what they paid for
The Ecogas boss, however added that, at Ecogas, consumers have the right to check their cylinders before and after refilling.
Chief Luwoye however explained that, although lives of domestic gas had generally gone up, but it was still within the reach of average Nigerians.
He therefore advised gas consumers to play safe by checking the regulators of their gas cylinders, time to time to check if there were leakages.