By Gbenga Olarinoye
Osogbo—GOVERNOR Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State has called on fuel marketers in the state to desist from hoarding, profiteering and engaging in other unethical practises that could make life more difficult for residents and people of the state.
The Governor also charged law enforcement agencies, particularly the Police, Civil Defence Corps and the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, to take charge of fuel dispensing stations to prevent unruly and disorderly public conducts capable of disrupting free flow of traffic.
Aregbesola, in a statement, by his Media Adviser, Mr. Sola Fasure said government urged residents and filling stations to be orderly and peaceful in the sales of fuel, where the product is available.
He stated that there should not be more than a single lane of vehicles on the queue, to prevent traffic congestion and vehicle accidents, noting that on no account must any road be blocked or made impassable as a result of fuel queue.
The statement reads in part: “It has come to the attention of the State Government of Osun that the peace, joy and serenity of this Yuletide season is somewhat being marred by fuel shortage being experienced all over the country. This is most regrettable.
“The State Government therefore urges fuel marketers in the state to desist from hoarding, profiteering and other sharp and unethical practices that could exacerbate the situation, worsen the plight of residents and detract from our Omoluabi status.
“Law enforcement agencies, particularly the Police, Civil Defence Corps and FRSC, should properly take charge of the situation and do the needful in order to maintain law and order.”