The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) will on Monday start a clampdown on fuel dealers in Ekiti State over restraining it, leading to fuel scarcity in the State.
According to the NSCDC Ekiti command, it won’t allow fuel dealers assuming pump price increase, to further cause artificial security.
Governor Kayode Fayemi on Friday issued same threat to fuel hoarders in the state.
The action caused a hick in fuel price in the state resulting from long queues in petrol station.
At the moment, a liter sells for N160 in Ekiti State.
Speaking with journalists in Ado Ekiti on Sunday, the command’s Commandant, Mr. Solomon Iyamu, said:
“We’re beginning the operation on monday and people sabotaging the system can be arrested and brought to justice.
“We realised that lengthy queues and artificial shortage had been created by a few petrol dealers and we geared up to deal with the difficulty.
“If we get on your petrol station and we observed out that it has as excessive as 10,000 litres of petrol in its pits however the supplier isn’t always selling, then he is in charge and such character will face the regulation.
“We leant from appropriate government that very excessive variety of our petrol stations are now hoarding the product. some are also promoting above n145 pet litre, these are the issues we will address squarely,” he stated