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Plateau to shut down, auction fuel stations hoarding petrol


By Aluta News

Jan. 6, 2022

The Plateau Government has warned that it will shut down any fuel station found hoarding petrol and creating artificial scarcity in the state.
Prof. Danladi Atu, the Secretary to the State Government, said this a in a statement on Thursday in Jos.
According to him, the decision of government is aimed at addressing the untold hardship motorists are currently passing through, created by operators of fuel stations.
“Government has observed with great concern the activities of some filing stations hoarding petroleum products with a view of creating artificial scarcity, thereby causing untold hardship on commuters and other users of the product.
Consequent upon this,  government has mandated the Management Committee on Road Traffic Adminstration and Vehicle Inspectors to go round filling stations.
“The task force has been directed to seal off any station found hoarding the product and auction same, “Atu said.