The Oyo State Government on Monday asked the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) to sanction marketers hoarding petroleum products in the state.
The State Commissioner for Public Works and Transport, Prof. Daud Sangodoyin, who made the call in Ibadan, said the sight of long queues of vehicles in some filling stations in Ibadan was unacceptable.
Sangodoyin said there was no basis for the queues at fuel stations, which started to surface on Sunday.
“Some filling stations in Ibadan are not selling fuel to motorists while those selling are experiencing long queues now causing traffic gridlock in some parts of the metropolis.
“As government, we are doing all we can to make life easy for the people of Oyo state and this is reflected in the number of infrastructural projects around the state.
“For some people to be creating artificial scarcity of fuel for unknown reasons is wrong and inhuman.
“DPR should, as a matter of urgency, swing into action and arrest the situation,” the commissioner said.