Fuel Scarcity: Kogi NSCDC talks tough, seals 20 filling stations in Lokoja


Men of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Kogi State have sealed 20 filling stations for various infractions including hoarding of fuel and selling the product above pump price.

Kogi State Commandant of the NSCDC, Mr Obiyo Everestus, made the disclosure on Friday after visiting some filling stations in Lokoja, the state capital.

He used the opportunity to warn petroleum marketers in the state against hoarding and selling of petrol above official Government regulated price in the state.

Mr. Obiyo Everestus recalled that, just last week the command sealed some filling stations in the State for selling above government approved pump price of N145 per litre.

He noted that despite series of warning by the Command, some marketers were still  hoarding the product to create another artificial scarcity.

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He noted that such action only inflicted unnecessary pains on the masses and taking undue advantage of the public, especially during the Yuletide.

The commandant, while condemning this act added that erring petrol station would be made to face the full wrath of law, as he would not condone any act that would bring untold hardship to the public across the state.