The governor of Ekiti State, Mr Biodun Oyebanji, has warned filling stations and marketers of petroleum products in the state against hoarding, following President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s inaugural speech yesterday.
Governor Oyebanji urged the marketers to await further directives on the implementation of the planned subsidy removal by the Federal Government, cautioning them to avoid actions that are capable of inflicting hardship on the citizens.
In a statement by his Special Adviser, SA, on Media, Yinka Oyebode, and made available to newsmen, the governor promised heavy sanctions against any filling station or marketer found hoarding petroleum products or involved in arbitrary increase in prices of petroleum products in the state.
Meanwhile, Governor Oyebanji has invited the leadership of the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, in the state to a meeting in his office by 4pm today.
The governor urged the citizens of the state to go about their daily activities peacefully and avoid any rancorous situation.