Fuel Hike : Ogun Govt Inaugurates Task Force...Threatens To Shutdown Filing Stations For Hoarding - EDU-BIZNEWS


Friday, June 2, 2023

Fuel Hike : Ogun Govt Inaugurates Task Force...Threatens To Shutdown Filing Stations For Hoarding

Ogun State Government has inaugurated a task force to monitor the sale of petroleum products, threatening to shut down and revoke 
license and Certificate of Occupancy (CofO) of  any erring filling station found hoarding or inappropriately dispensing the products to customers 

The task force, which comprised of government officials and security agencies including the Police, Civil Defence, Amotekun and the So-Safe Corps, as well as a former Special Assistant to the Governor on Security, Mr. Biyi Odubote, has the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr. Olu. Ola. Aikulola as its Chairman.

Chairman of the task force, Dr. Ola. Aikulola who issued the riot-act to operators of filing Stations in the state shortly after the inauguration of the task force, stated that the step was as a result of the hike in fuel price and hoarding of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) popularly known as petrol by some filling stations across the State.

 Aikulola said the Prince Dapo Abiodun-led administration wants to ensure that motorists do not suffer any form of hardship in securing the product, adding that its hike or hoarding would have negative effects on the economy and all areas of life, and appealed to filling stations to be responsible and avoid any form of inappropriate actions.

According to him, "the task force is empowered to enforce its mandate. We are hoping that filling stations will oblige us, but if it has to get to the level where we have to shut a station the government will not hesitate to do so", Aikulola said.

He also called on motorists across the State to be well-behaved, assuring that the government would not allow their interests to be trampled upon.

Edu-biznews observed that nearly all the filing Stations have adjusted their pump price to N500 per litre to reflect the market reality of dispensing the product as released on Wednesday by the Nigeria National Petroleum Company Limited, following the removal of the subsidy on the product


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