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.

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