Nigeria Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority NMDPRA say it will consider a request for the supply of fuel to fishermen in Bakassi local government area of Cross River.
Regional Coordinator of NMDPRA, South South, George Ene-Ita, said this when the Chairman of Bakassi local government area, Iyadim Iyadim, led a delegation of fishermen to his office.
Ene-Ita said he would write a proposal to the management of NMDPRA with a view of brining all critical stakeholders to deliberate on the matter.
According to him, the cross border smuggling had necessitated the government to prohibit fuel stations located 25km to the border from lifting petroleum product.
Earlier, the Chairman told the Regional Coordinator of NMDPRA that the activities of fishermen had declined due to the measure.
He added that their source of livelihood was fishing, hence the fishermen needed fuel to power their boats.