Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, on Monday, joined the special Task Force Team to enforce the Approved Pump Price compliance at Sunbeth Petrol Station, Oke-Aro, Idanre Road, Akure.
The Governor, after receiving full brief from his Task Force that the Petrol station took delivery of the product last night, but refused to sell into cars and motorcycles, visited the station to ensure that the people of the state are not made to go through unnecessary hardship in the face of the lingering fuel scarcity.
The Head of the Governor’s Task Force and Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Special Duties, Dr. Doyin Odebowale, informed the Governor that aside from selling into kegs only, the Petrol station owner said he would sell at N250 per liter, which is against the N165 approved pump price.
Governor Akeredolu who went round the station and confirmed the availability of Petrol, ordered that the product be sold to motorcycles and cars at the approved pump price of N165.
The people, mostly commercial motorcyclists hailed the Governor for rising to their aid. They particularly thanked the Governor for not allowing them to be exploited and subjected to undue hardship.