The Yobe State Task Force on Petroleum Products (YTPP) has embarked on an unscheduled monitoring and supervision to filling stations over lingering gas shortage particularly in Damaturu, the state capital.
The Chairman of the taskforce who can also be the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Dr Musa Abba Kolere, whereas talking on the train, mentioned the go to turned needed as some filling stations have been within the behavior of hoarding the product to the detriment of finish customers.
Kolere mentioned although the crew can’t force the adjustment of the increment on pump worth, the federal government is not going to fold its arm whereas filling stations create pointless hardship for the individuals.
Checks by DAILY POST confirmed that almost all petrol stations inside the metropolis remained closed attributable to lack of the product, whereas the few ones which have it, are promoting the commodity at the price of N245 to N250 per litre along with unprecedented lengthy queues.
Desperate motorists are reportedly touring exterior the state capital simply to supply for gas.
A gallon of premium motor spirit (PMS) at black market offered for N3,600 on Thursday morning throughout Damaturu, forcing a rise within the transport fare by business drivers and tricycle operators.
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Author: Shehu Usman