Some petrol stations in Akure, the Ondo State capital, on Sunday evening had unannounced the presence of the Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi, SAN, in their premises.
The governor who was accompanied by the State Task Force on Petrol headed by Dr Doyin Odebowale, expressed displeasure that some stations were not complying with the official pump price of #145 per litre.
At TDK Oil on Oda Road, Akure owned by a former legislator, Governor Akeredolu was shocked that the station was dispensing fuel at #190 per litre.
The governor, who was not comfortable with the excuses of the station owner that his staff went against his directive to sell at normal price, immediately ordered that the station revert to official price.
He equally directed the State Task Force to remain at the station until its stock was fully dispensed.
The State Government has repeatedly stated in clear terms that it would not tolerate hoarding of petroleum products, and threatened to impose sanctions against culprits of fuel diversion, hoarding and over-pricing.
On Friday, the State Government had the commitments of members of the Independent Petrol Marketers at a meeting with them at the Governor’s Office in Alagbaka, Akure to sell the petrol at the official price, stop diverting or hoarding the product.