By Mojisola Oladele 

The Osun State Government Taskforce on Petroleum Price Monitoring has cautioned owners of petrol stations across the state against hoarding petroleum products to create artificial scarcity.

A statement by the Chairman of the Taskforce and the Chief of Staff to the State Governor, Mr. Kazeem Akinleye, noted that its surveillance across the state revealed that most filling stations are hoarding petrol products, thereby worsening the fuel supply situation.

Mr. Akinleye explained that the surveillance activities conducted in major towns and the state capital in the last three days had revealed  deliberate hoarding of fuel to create artificial scarcity.

The Chairman stressed that affected filling stations which are already listed as direct culprits have been directed to open up their tanks and dispense fuel to the members of the public.

Mr. Akinleye who urged marketers to be public spirited in their pricing of Petroleum products reminded them of the present harsh economic situation being experience by members of the public.

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