Oyo State Authorities on Monday referred to as on the Division of Petroleum Sources (DPR) to directly, sanction petroleum entrepreneurs who’re hoarding commodity.
The decision got here hours after an internet information report, indicated that a whole bunch of commuters have been stranded in Ibadan following queues at petrol stations.
DAILY POST had reported that petroleum stations in Ibadan refused to promote gas to prospects as a result of concern of shortage.
The Oyo State Authorities, nevertheless in its response, urged the DPR to start monitoring petroleum stations within the state and sanction entrepreneurs discovered hoarding the product.
Commissioner for Public Works and Transport, Professor Daud Sangodoyin made the decision on Monday in an announcement, by means of his counterpart, the Commissioner for Data, Tradition and Tourism, Dr. Wasiu Olatubosun.
Ogundoyin stated the shortage of gas which began on Sunday was synthetic as there have been no causes for entrepreneurs to not promote the product.
He lamented that the majority stations in Ibadan weren’t promoting the petrol to motorists whereas these dishing out had lengthy queues which additionally contributed to site visitors gridlock in some elements of the metropolis.
He stated, “As a authorities, we’re doing all we are able to to make life simple for the individuals of Oyo State and that is mirrored within the variety of infrastructural initiatives across the state, for some individuals to be creating synthetic shortage of gas for pecuniary causes is incorrect and inhuman.
“The Division of Petroleum Sources ought to as a matter of urgency swing into motion and arrest the scenario, they’ve the work of monitoring reduce out for them and that is the second to deliver these entrepreneurs sabotaging authorities by hoarding merchandise to guide.”.