On Thursday, officials from the Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Authority (NMDPRA) and labor union leaders attacked petrol stations in and around Yola, the capital of Adamawa State, to prevent alleged fuel hoarding.
Managers from the NMDPRA, as well as the state chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and his counterpart from the Trade Union Confess (TUC), visited fuel stations in the cosmopolitan LGAs of Yola North, Yola South, and Girei, where a couple of stations were found to be involved in shady dealings.
NMDPRA questioned two stations in particular for not dispensing available fuel and failing to account for fuel received.
Petrol has been limited for a long time.Most stations in Adamawa State, particularly in the cosmopolitan LGAs, appear to be so out of fuel, and the few that just do sell it are clogged with inhabitants looking for it.
Sadiq Ibrahim, the Adamawa/Taraba Controller of the NMDPRA, said he and his officials would continue to visit petrol stations in the next days and weeks as needed to guarantee that all who have fuel sell it to the people.
Comrade Emmanuel Fashe, the Chairman of the NLC in Adamawa State, stated that it had become clear during the inspection exercise,The event, which began on Thursday morning and ran into the evening, has already resulted in shorter lines at gas stations.
"Sanctions have been imposed, and I believe they will deter certain people from hoarding or misdirecting supply, allowing our people to get the petroleum they require," the NLC chairman added.