Kogi State Governor, Idris Wada, has flagged off the sale of kerosene at subsidised rate to the people of the state.
Performing the ceremony in Lokoja, yesterday, Captain Wada warned those charged with selling the product not to frustrate government’s efforts in making life meaningful to the people.
He pointed out that the programme, in collaboration with the office of the first lady of the country, was aimed at reducing the hardship being faced by the women in acquiring the commodity.
The governor therefore charged the liaison officer of the local government to ensure that the kerosene, which was aimed at reducing the hardship of the people, was not sold beyond the stipulated N50 per litre.
Similarly, the governor warned against re-selling the commodity at exorbitant price, even as he promised that the programme would soon be extended to other parts of the state.
While advising the women to be orderly to ensure the smooth conduct of the exercise, the governor expressed the commitment of the administration to put in place some intervention schemes aimed at ameliorating the sufferings of the people.
Earlier in her remark, the wife of the governor, Hajiya Halima Wada commended Dame Patience Jonathan for her efforts in reducing the hardship of the people, and warned against diversion of the commodity.