Yobe State task force clamps down on stations hoarding petrol

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In response to the persistent gasoline shortage, particularly in Damaturu, the state capital, the State on Petroleum Products (YTPP) has begun an ad hoc monitoring and inspection of filling stations.

Speaking about the activity, the taskforce’s chairman and permanent secretary of the ministry of commerce and industry, Dr. Musa Abba Kolere, noted that some filling stations had a propensity of stockpiling the product to the detriment of consumers.

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Kolere claimed that despite the team’s inability to compel the adjustment of the pump price increase, the government would not give up while gas stations put the public through needless hardship.

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According to checks by DAILY POST, the majority of gas stations in the city are still closed because they are out of stock, and the handful that do are selling the product with record-breaking long lines for N245 to N250 per litre.

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According to reports, desperate drivers are leaving the state capital in search of petrol.

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On Thursday morning in Damaturu, a gallon of premium motor spirit (PMS) went for N3,600 on the underground market, causing commercial drivers and tricycle operators to raise their transportation prices.

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