Queues have disappeared from filling stations in Ondo state after two marketers were picked up by the state government for allegedly selling above pump price.
The two persons were arrested at Odode-Idanre in Idanre local government area of the state by the petroleum Monitoring task Force.
A visit to some filling stations within the state capital on Wednesday showed that many marketers who had closed their stations and refused to sell to customers two days ago were now open to customers and selling
Consumers blamed the artificial scarcity on federal government for allegedly planning to increase the official pump price above the present #145 per litre.
Some of them including Mr Peter Adekunle, Alaba Adebisi and Taiwo Oladiran warned federal government against increase in the official pump price of the product so as not to create more problems for the people.
They however expressed satisfaction over the disappearance of queues at filling stations, saying that they can now buy the product with ease.
Chairman of the State task Force, Dr. Doyin Odebowale during a monitoring exercise to some filling stations in Akure South and Idanre Local Government Areas of the state warned marketers to stick to the approved pump price or face the full wrath of the law.
Over 200,000 litres of fuel were in the underground tanks of the over 10 filling stations visited by the task force in the two council areas.
The task force took time to check the underground tanks of the stations to ensure that they were not hoarding the product.
Seven different stations in Akure were visited by the task force who also spent time to supervise the sales of the product.
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