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Osogbo filling stations lock gates at customers

18 September 2012, 16:18

Osun - Filling stations in Osogbo, the Osun capital, on Tuesday shut their gates to customers as scarcity of petroleum products bites harder.

 A correspondent of NAN, who visited 15 stations including those of the Governor’s Office at Abere and the popular Olaiya Junction, reports that they were all under lock and key.

The scarcity did not spare the two NNPC mega stations along Gbongan Road.

A commercial bus driver, Mr Kolawole Amusa, blamed independent marketers for the development.

’’These marketers are not sincere; some of them have the products, but will never sell. They do communicate amongst themselves to give directives on whether to sell or not.

‘’Even when some of them decide to sell, they sell at the  rates of N120 and N130 per litre and the period of sales will not exceed two hours at most”, he said.

Mr Adio Tijani, another commercial bus driver, linked the scarcity to the recent killing of three workers of NNPC by vandals at Arepo in Ogun.

“The vandalism of some of NNPC pipelines and the killing of some of the officials of the corporation are responsible for this,” he said.

Tijani called on the government “do something about the problem quickly, before it gets out of hands”.



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