NSCDC warns fuel stations against hoarding petroleum products

NSCDC warns fuel stations against hoarding petroleum products

The Kwara State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), on Sunday, February 13, warned fuel stations against hoarding or selling petrol above the official pump price in the state.

This was contained in a statement issued by the NSCDC state Commandant, Makinde Iskil Ayinla, who said the defence corps will not hesitate to seal the fuel stations and prosecute the owners creating artificial scarcity of the product in the state.

He handed down the warning during an on-the-spot assessment carried out by the corps at some filling stations in Ilorin, the state capital, on Sunday.

Represented by the head of the NSCDC anti-vandal unit in the state, Yusuf Ayinde, the Commandant read the riot act to stations who reportedly refused to sell petrol or sell the product above the recommended pump price of N165.

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Based on intelligence reports made available to us, some filling stations have been accused of selling the PMS as high as N175 and N250 which is above the recommended pump price of N165,” he said.

Consequently, the commandant ordered an on-the-spot assessment of the situation at some filling stations.

“Some were caught in the act and ordered to revert to normal price,” he further disclosed.

The exercise, he also added, will continue on Monday as the NSCDC team is expected to inspect more filling stations.

Meanwhile, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari is afraid; that giving assent to the Electoral Act Amendment Bill will make his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) fail; in the 2023 general election.

Governor Wike made the assertion on Saturday, February 12, at the inauguration of lecture halls; laboratories; and offices of the Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences of the Bayelsa Medical University in Yenagoa.

This was according to a statement signed by his spokesperson Kelvin Ebiri.

The Governor pointed to the inclusion of the compulsory transmission of electoral results; electronically in the Electoral Act Amendment Bill is now the APC’s greatest fear.

“They are afraid that if INEC in 2023 transmits election results electronically; that is the end of them because they know they will fail,” he said.

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