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Kwara NSCDC Boss Warns Petroleum Marketers Agains Artificial Hoarding, Selling Above Pump Price 

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A call has gone to the petroleum products marketers not to use the opportunity of current situation of Petroleum in the country to hike the price of the product to create artificial scarcity through hoarding of the products.

The Commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, in Kwara State Makinde Iskil Ayinla stated this during the on -the- spot– assessment carried out by the corps at some filing stations in Ilorin, the state capital on Sunday adding that the Corps will not hesitate to seal any erring filing station and prosecute the owners.

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Represented by the head of the NSCDC anti vandal unit in the State ACC Yusuf Ayinde, the Commandant read riot act to stations who reportedly refuse to sell the premium motor spirit popularly known as petrol or selling the product above the recommended pump price of 165 naira.

“Based on intelligence reports made available to us , some filling stations have been accused of selling the pms as high as N175 and N250 which is above the recommended pump price of N165 and that is why the commandant ordered the on the spot assessment of the situation at some stations.

“Some were caught in the act and orders to revert to normal price. ” The command’s spokesman Babawale Zaid Afolabi disclosed.

According to the CDPRO, among the filling stations visited by the team include NNPC at Surulere Area, Topland and Demo filling stations at Amilegbe, Total Comfort Oilfield at Ita Amon among others.

The NSCDC team is expected to the inspect more filling stations.

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