Ondo seals fuel station for increasing fuel price


Price of fuel rose to N115 in parts of Ondo State.


The Ondo Government on Tuesday sealed a filling station located at Adegbola Junction in Akure, for selling fuel above the N97 per litre official price.

Officials of the state’s Petroleum Products Monitoring and Pricing Committee (PPMPC), who went round to ensure effective distribution of products, sealed the station when they realised that it dispensed fuel at N115 per litre.

The spokesman of the committee, Taiwo Ibitoye, said there is no justification for the sale of petrol above the recommended retail price.

He said the government put machinery in motion to ensure the availability of fuel, adding that there is enough fuel in circulation to prevent scarcity or price increase.

“Today alone, about 200,000 litres of petrol were deposited at various fuel stations in the state and the bulk of the products were deposited in the state capital where the scarcity was felt more.

“The NNPC mega station got 40,000 litres, while both Total Filling Stations at Ilesa Garage and Ado Road got 33,000 litres each,” he sad

Despite the assurances, transport fares went up, with most commercial drivers blaming the development on scarcity.

The transport fare on the Akure-Ore route which used to be N400 is now N700.

Ondo has witnessed scarcity of Petroleum products for the past five days.

Coronavirus factsheet


PT Mag Campaign AD

All rights reserved. This material and any other material on this platform may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, written or distributed in full or in part, without written permission from PREMIUM TIMES.

Support PREMIUM TIMES' journalism of integrity and credibility

Good journalism costs a lot of money. Yet only good journalism can ensure the possibility of a good society, an accountable democracy, and a transparent government.

For continued free access to the best investigative journalism in the country we ask you to consider making a modest support to this noble endeavour.

By contributing to PREMIUM TIMES, you are helping to sustain a journalism of relevance and ensuring it remains free and available to all.


TEXT AD: To advertise here . Call Willie +2347088095401...

BE THE FIRST TO KNOW! Subscribe to our newsletter

* indicates required


Now available on

  Premium Times Android mobile applicationPremium Times iOS mobile applicationPremium Times blackberry mobile applicationPremium Times windows mobile application