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  • Updated: May 02, 2024

Osun task force on petrol scarcity raids filling stations

Osun task force on petrol scarcity raids filling stations

The special task force set up by the Osun Government to monitor the petrol scarcity has raided filling stations in Osogbo, the state capital

The task force which has the Chief of Staff to the Governor, Kazeem Akinleye as the chairman went around filling stations in Osogbo, Ifón, Ilobu today to ensure that marketers do not hoard the products while people suffer from petrol scarcity.

The team which comprises Commissioner for Government House and Protocol, Soji Ajeigbe, and Commissioner for Youths, Moshood Olagunju has two Special Advisers to the Governor,  Babatunde Badmus and Nurudeen Emiloju Among others.

At Muhy International Investment filling station at Ayekale, the committee ordered the Manager to start dispensing as it was discovered to be hoarding about 800 litres in its PMS tank.

Addressing the petrol marketers and members of the public waiting to buy Petrol products, Soji Ajeigbe appreciated the managers of the filling stations that were seen dispensing the products.

"The Taskforce was not out to shut down or witch-hunt any petroleum marketer but to ensure that any station found hoarding the product start dispensing the products immediately to the members of the public."

The team also took time to address members of the public on the need to be orderly and law-abiding.

They assured that the state government is doing everything possible to facilitate more allocation of PMS to the state from the depots in Lagos and Port Harcourt.

At Agunbelewo where commercial motorcyclists started following the task force from one filling station to another, those who were not selling before started dispensing the products ahead of the visit to their stations 

PMS tanks of the stations that were not dispensing the products were inspected to ascertain that they were not hoarding the product.

Parts of the stations visited include major and independent marketers as well as NNPC retail stations in Osogbo, Olorunda, Irepodun and Orolu local Governments.

Members of the task force include Niyi Olaniyan, Special Adviser Policy Coordination, and security agents. 

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