OSUN SPEAKER TASKS DPR, SECURITY AGENCIES ON FUEL, HORDING, SHARP PRACTICES
Speaker, State of Osun House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Najeem Salaam has urged the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) in partnership with security agencies to wade into issues of fuel hoarding and sharp practices on the part of the fuel dealers in the state, saying it was disturbing that motorists were being exploited freely in the state.
In a statement signed by his Press Secretary, Mr. Goke Butika, Speaker Salaam noted that the fuel dealers in Osun have devised a way of closing their gas stations in the day and open in the night with aim of exploiting motorists way above the official price.
He said: “It is disturbing that fuel marketers in Osun are happy about the suffering of the masses, for I could not understand why they would close their stations in the day and sell at outrageous prices in the night, that suggests sharp practices, and the DPR and security agents should wade in and halt the trend.
I am sure, 80 percent of the fuel dealers, NNPC outlet inclusive, that close shops in the days have fuel, but they would not sell, because they have realized that illicit profit could be made from artificial scarcity, and it is our duty as a government to ensure collective pleasure of our people as a government.”
Speaker Salaam then appealed to Nigerians for change of altitude, saying only Nigerians could fix Nigeria, not foreigners, asserting that rebuilding Nigeria starts from complying with the dictate of laws of the land.