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The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps has threatened to shut down any fuel station that refuses to sell fuel at the recommended pump price.

The Oyo State Commandant of NSCDC, Michael Adaralewa, while speaking with journalists in Ibadan on Sunday said any filling station which sells above the official pump price or hoard the product will be sanctioned.

The NSCDC gave this warning following the situation of fuel in Ibadan and some other parts of the state.

Our correspondent gathered that some filling stations sold petrol for between N200 and N250 per litre.

Adaralewa frowned on this, saying the security agency would not allow fuel marketers to continue to rip off consumers.

The NSCDC commandant said, “In line with the directive of Dr Ahmed Audi, the Commandant General, to all state commandants to deploy personnel mostly Anti-Vandalism Squad to filling stations to maintain orderliness, monitor compliance with government-approved rates as well as stop visible and perceived sharp practices observed during supervision and monitoring of filling stations, Anti Vandalism Squad would visit filling stations in the state, to monitor the compliance of sale of the commodity at the approved price.”

Adaralewa, therefore, cautioned marketers against hiking the price and ensuring that the product is sold to motorists instead of hoarding it.

He charged members of the public to furnish the command with credible information on the activities of errant marketers and other crimes and criminalities in the state.

By oyonews

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