ADO-EKITI – The Chairman of Ekiti State Petroleum Products Consumer Protection Agency (PPCPA), Mr Samuel Adeyemi, has warned petrol dealers in the state against inflicting hardship on the people by hoarding the product.
Adeyemi gave the warning in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ado-Ekiti on Wednesday.
He said that any fuel marketer caught hoarding the product or selling above the approved pump price of N97.00 would be made to face the wrath of the government.
“Any filling station caught hoarding the product or selling petrol above the official pump price would not only be sanctioned, but will have such filling station sealed off.
“There should not be any reason for us in Ekiti to be suffering to get the product.
“We heard from a reliable source that many trailers left the Ore Depot for the state with the product.
“We have however dispatched some of our people to Ore to get the names of the filling stations and the quantity.
“We wanted to do this so that we shall be able to trace where the trailers have been diverted to.
“Meanwhile, anyone caught, the dealer, filling station, manager of such station, the trailer and its attendants will be dealt with,” he said.
He therefore appealed to the marketers to bring the allotted supply to the state to reduce the hardship currently being faced by the people.
Adeyemi assured the people of the state that there would be availability of the product before the week runs out.
He urged the people to remain calm as government is doing everything possible to ensure that there is adequate supply of the product in the state soon. (NAN)
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