From: Hadiza A. Garba, Maiduguri
Yobe state taskforce on petroleum products has embarked on monitoring of filling stations in Damaturu to address the artificial fuel scarcity in the State capital.
The chairman of the taskforce who is also the permanent secretary ministry of commerce, industry and tourism Ali Mustapha said government would not tolerate such act by independent and major Marketers for creating the scarcity of the products.
He appealed to motorists and members of the society to be patient, pointing out that the government is working to address the situation.
Alhaji Ali Mustapha said it come to notice of government that the scarcity created artificially petroleum marketer’s to put people in hardship.
The team visited independent and major filling stations to checkmate the Wells.
Some motorists who has spoken to newsmen described the scarcity as artificial and expressed dismay that some filling stations hiding the products to sell to black marketer’s in the night.
Dandal Kura Radio International report that the situation in Maiduguri is even more worrisome as hoarding and artificial scarcity affects the residents in the midst of total black out for the past 9 month owing to activities of the insurgents.