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Plateau govt to auction fuel stations hoarding petrol

The Plateau Government has announced moves to shut down and auction fuel stations hoarding petroleum stations.

“The task force has been directed to seal off any station found hoarding the product and auction same, “ the Secretary to the State Government, Danladi Atu announced on Thursday.

Mr Atu said the decision of the government is aimed at addressing the untold hardship motorists are currently passing through, created by operators of fuel stations.

“Government has observed with great concern the activities of some filling stations hoarding petroleum products with a view of creating artificial scarcity, thereby causing untold hardship on commuters and other users of the product.

Consequent to this, the government has mandated the Management Committee on Road Traffic Administration and Vehicle Inspectors to go round filling stations.

(NAN)

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