Yobe state taskforce on petroleum products embarked on monitoring of filling stations in Damaturu, in order to address the artificial fuel scarcity in the state capital.
The chairman of the taskforce and permanent secretary yobe state Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism Dr Musa Abba Kolere said, as a committee if they find out that any filling stations has fuel and deliberately hoards the product, the Committee would take all the necessary actions and sanction the station.
He added that government would not tolerate such act of creating artificial scarcity in the state.
The committee chairman visited independent and major filling stations in the state to checkmate the stations wells whether they have the product or not.
Dr Kolere revealed that with regards to selling the fuel above pump price, the committee don’t have any power to control the prices as theirs is to checkmate the availability of the products in the market.
All the filling stations visited by the committee in Damaturu were selling the product at the rate of ₦255 to ₦260 per litre while the black market were selling at the cost of ₦2500 per 10 litres per gallon respectively.