The Government of Ekiti State has appealed to owners and operators of fuel stations in the state to desist from hoarding petroleum products thereby creating artificial fuel scarcity in the state.
The State government noted in a statement signed by Oloayinka Oyebode, the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor that “hoarding of petroleum products is an act of economic sabotage, which creates unnecessary hardship for the people and cripples businesses.
Consequently, monitoring teams have been despatched to go round filling stations in the state and ensure that no filling station hoards fuel at the detriment of the people.
Any filling station caught hoarding fuel will receive heavy sanction”.
The state Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi urged citizens of the State to go about their business activities peacefully and responsibly.
Meanwhile, there were reports of fuel stations in the state selling premium motor spirit (petrol) above the normal pump price. A station at Egbewa, Ado Ekiti reportedly sold petrol for as high as N 500 per litre.