Motorists Applaud Ogun Governor For Tackling Fuel Hoarding, Inappropriate Dispensing

ABEOKUTA – Motorists and residents of Ogun State have lauded Governor Dapo Abiodun for the steps taken to protect them against any form of profiteering by filling stations.

Recall that, Governor Abiodun early this month set up a Taskforce to monitor sale of fuel across the state.

Speaking during the Task Force monitoring exercise in Ijebu-Ode, a resident of the State, Mrs. Adeola Odutayo commended the Governor for the bold step taken to set up the TaskForce adding that the prompt action taken by the State’s helmsman helped to manage the situation.

“The timely step taken has indeed been a blessing. Usually, motorists are at the mercy of filling stations at a time like this, if they are not hoarding they will probably be selling at higher rates than what is obtainable in other cities,” Odutayo said.

Another motorist in Sagamu, Mr. Michael Emmanuel stated that the inauguration of the Task Force was a welcome development which has helped protect the interest of motorists as filling stations have been made to comply with appropriate standards.

” You know filling stations are after their profit and usually at times like this they are overboard leaving the masses to suffer. With the work of this Task Force we know the interest of the masses is being protected as different stations will have no choice but adjust their ways,” Emmanuel said.

Also speaking in Abeokuta, Mr. Bashir Hamzat said the strategies deployed by the Task force to ascertain whether or not there is inappropriate dispensing of petroleum products, filling stations have no choice but to be fair.

Meanwhile, the Chairman of the TaskForce, Dr. Olu. Ola. Aikulola who also doubles as the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment reiterated the commitment of the Prince Dapo Abiodun-led administration to ensure filling stations across the State do not hoard or inappropriately dispense petrol to customers.

Giving a summary of the Task Force monitoring exercise thus far, Aikulola disclosed that most of the filling stations visited made the products available and were dispensing to customers appropriately adding that filling stations found erring were forced to immediately comply with the government directive.

“We are fully committed to the mandate given to us by Governor Dapo Abiodun who feels the pains of motorists and residents of Ogun State. There must be no hoarding or inappropriate dispensing of petrol in the State. We have forced a number of filling stations to adjust their meters and compelled those hoarding to start selling their products,” the Chairman stated.

The Task Force which also has retired Assistant Inspector General of Police, AIG Olusola Subair and a former Commissioner of Police, Awolowo Ajogun as members together with relevant security agencies has so far carried out monitoring exercises at Abeokuta South, Abeokuta North, Odeda, Obafemi-Owode,Ewekoro, Ifo,Sagamu,Remo North,Ikenne, Ijebu-Ode , Ijebu North East,Odogbolu, Yewa South, Ado-odo Ota and lpokia Local Government Areas.

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