The Osun State Government has threatened to seal off filling stations hoarding Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) known as petrol.
The Governor in a statement issued by his spokesman, Olawale Rasheed, on Tuesday, May 30, noted that hoarding of fuel is not only inhumane but unpatriotic and will not be allowed by the government.
The statement read;
“Any fuel station found guilty of hoarding fuel to create artificial scarcity shall be sealed off and operators prosecuted for crime of economic sabotage.
“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.
“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.”