I Regret Creating SARS In 1984 — Former CP Fulani Kwafaja

A retired Commissioner of Police, Fulani Kwajafa, has expressed regrets for establishing the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Nigeria Police Force. . . Kwajafa while speaking in an interview with BBC Hausa said the unit had completey derailed from its founding objectives. . . “I entered the Nigeria Police Force in 1984. Then robbery was prevalent. Buhari, the then Head of State, got a lot of complaint. He told me and Mr Inyang, the then IGP, that we must do something about it or be fired. . . Mr Inyang called me and told me to come up with a plan to save the country from thieves, so I said okay. . . After four months of creating SARS, there was peace, those who were not caught ran, and those who were caught were sent to prison. . . This thing frustrates me, there is no reason why because someone commits a crime that the person should be killed. There are laws and no one will give an order that if you see armed robbers kill the person. . . I’ve been hearing disheartening news, to the extent that…

Ex-PPPRA Boss: Address FX Administration For Petrol Imports

A former Executive Secretary of the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA), Mr. Reginald Stanley has said that the federal government’s foreign exchange facility for importation of petrol into the country was a good intervention in the downstream petroleum sector, but that its administration should be fine-tuned, ThisDay reports.
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mega petrol service station built by Emadeb Energy Services in Abuja, Stanley advised that the government clear out certain administrative bottlenecks in providing forex to marketers. He said those bottlenecks were preventing its liberalisation of the sector from taking a full course.
According to him, when forex approved for marketers are delayed from getting to their banks to enable them open letters of credit for orders placed, the volatility associated with petrol importation will eventually affect the tonnage imported by marketers.

He said the opportunities in the country’s downstream petroleum sector has continued to grow, adding that investments have being upgraded to include mega, multifunctional service stations like that of Emadeb. He stated that the federal government’s decision to liberalise and put pump prices within N135 to N145 have engendered competition in the market and that operators would now have to be efficient to remain in business.

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