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Osun Govt Threatens To Seal Stations Hoarding Petrol

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Osun Govt Threatens To Seal Stations Hoarding Petrol

The Osun State Government led by Governor Ademola Adeleke has threatened to seal off filling stations hoarding Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) known as petrol.

In a statement on Tuesday by his spokesman, Olawale Rasheed said any fuel station found guilty of hoarding fuel to create artificial scarcity shall be sealed off and operators prosecuted for the crime of economic sabotage.

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The fresh fuel scarcity in the country followed the inaugural pronouncement by Nigeria’s new President, Bola Tinubu who said on Monday that the era of subsidy payment on fuel has ended.

The statement partly read, the Osun State Government said the deliberate hoarding of PMS by the fuel dealers within the state as a result of Tinubu’s statement has caused unnecessary hardship for the people of the state.

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“This deliberate action is not only inhumane but unpatriotic and will not be allowed by the government. To this end, the Special Monitoring Team on fuel scarcity set up by His Excellency, Governor Ademola Nurudeen Jackson Adeleke headed by the Chief of Staff, Hon Kazeem Akinleye is still effective and shall not condone any form of economic sabotage.

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“As from today, 30th May 2023, the Committee shall begin special monitoring of all the filling stations across the state in collaboration with law enforcement agencies and other stakeholders,” he said.

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