The Speaker, Osun State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Najeem Salaam, has urged the Department of of Petroleum Resources (DPR) in partnership with security agencies to wade into issues of fuel hoarding and other sharp practices on the part of the fuel dealers in the state, saying it was disturbing that motorists were being exploited freely.
The Speaker who stated this in Osogbo noted that the fuel dealers have devised a way of closing their gas stations in the day and opening them in the night with the aim of exploiting motorists way above the official price.
He said: “It is disturbing that fuel marketers in Osun are happy about the suffering of the masses, for I cannot understand why they would close their stations in the day and sell at outrageous prices in the night, that suggests sharp practices, and the DPR and security agents should wade in and halt the trend.”