Cross River State Governor Senator Prince Bassey Otu has directed all filling stations across the state to start selling fuel within the approved price or risk being sealed off, News Week Nigeria reports.
Consequently, the governor has mandated the State Task Force on Petroleum Monitoring and security agencies in the state to move round filling stations, starting from Thursday morning to enforce the directive.
He directed the task force to visit all filling station and seal off any filling station that is hoarding petroleum product, or selling at an unauthorised price, or being found to have manipulated their meters. This is after the task force might have supervised the sale of such hoarded product to the public.
He also directed the security agencies to provide adequate security for the task force to ensure the success of the task.
The governor who approved the constitution of a Joint Task Force on Petroleum Monitoring in the state mandated the Joint Task Force to ensure that operators of tank farms, fueling stations sell Petroleum products at the approved government regulated price.