COVID-19 Zulum Shuts Down 10 Filling Stations For Hoarding Petroleum Products In Borno

COVID-19 Zulum Shuts Down 10 Filling Stations For Hoarding Petroleum Products In Borno

BY HASSAN JIRGI, MAIDUGURI

Borno state Secretary to the State Government, Usman Jidda, has confirmed that on Thursday the government temporarily withdrew the “Right of Occupancy” of 10 filling stations in Maiduguri for hoarding petroleum products.

In a statement which was made available to newsmen in Maiduguri, the state capital, he said the withdrawal was in line with the powers vested on the governor under the state’s Land Use Act.

According to him, the directed temporary withdrawal of their (filling stations) Right of Occupancy pending the process of revocation of the same land in line with the provisions of Land Use Act and powers vested on him.

Statement added that the “Government hereby warns other filling stations to desist from such act of economic sabotage as Borno Government will continue to monitor the activities of all filling stations in the state.

The government will not hesitate to take all necessary actions within the ambiance of the law to bring them to justice,” he said.

Our correspondent said that following the announcement of precautionary measures to contain Covid-19 spread in Borno, some filling stations hoarded fuel and sold above approved pump price.

The development prompted Governor Zulum to personally storm some of the suspected stations within the state capital to compel them to open and sell to customers at the approved pump price.


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