Despite continuous announcement of the availability of petrol across Nigeria, many states and towns across the country have continued to suffer.

Ordinary citizens are the biggest losers as they wallow in horrible increase in the pump price far above the approved price.

Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State got worried and decided on Sunday to pay an unscheduled visit to petrol stations in Akure, the state capital.

What he saw gave him concern and he expressed displeasure over the non-compliance of some fueling stations selling above the approved pump price.

Accompanied by his Senior Special Assistant on Special Duties and Strategies, Doyin Odebowale, the governor visited a station owned by a former legislator in the state where the product was being sold at #190 per litre.

He then ordered that the fueling station revert to the approved pump price of #145 per litre.

The Governor also directed the state task force to remain at the petrol station and ensure that the stock was completely dispensed at the approved price.

The state government had repeatedly warned that it would not tolerate hoarding of petrol or overpricing by any marketer, major or independent.


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