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No truth to fuel scarcity in Ogun – DPR

  • Urges consumers not to panic

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) on Wednesday said there was no truth to the information making the round that “scarcity of fuel” had hit Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, and Sagamu area of the state.

The Nation gathered that the rumoured scarcity of petroleum in the state was fueled by the United Labour Congress (ULC) strike which a section of the oil workers joined on Monday, but later suspended on Wednesday.

The DPR urged consumers in Ogun  not to resort to “panic purchase” as there were enough petroleum products in all the retail outlets visited in the state by its field Operatives, dismissed the scarcity and attendant worries as one induced by “rumours.”

The DPR Chief Inspection Officer, Lagos Zonal office, Umaru Mohammed, made this known to reporters in Abeokuta, after he led a team of officers to inspect over a dozen filling stations in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, and its environs.

Umaru added that the team elected to take a proactive step in line with the DPR mandate to “do a general check on distribution pattern and volume of sales going on in the retail outlets in Ogun state to guard against hoarding of the products.”

He said: “the rumours have gone round that there is no fuel. People said tank farms are not loading. We are trying to be proactive and tell the public that there should be no panic buying. And we have a lot of products in the retail outlets. We have gone round to see for ourselves and also asked the taxi drivers.

“We want to assure the public that all these are mere rumours. There should not be panic purchase. Things are normal.”




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