Due to the nation’s present cash shortage, the Ekiti government has threatened to penalize gas stations who refuse Point-of-Sale (POS) transactions.
The warning was given by Mrs. Omotayo Adeola, the State Governor’s Special Advisor on Industry, Trade, and Investment, at a meeting with the State Petroleum Task Force Committee and NUPENG representatives on Tuesday in Ado-Ekiti.
Adeola said that the decision has become imperative in order to alleviate the hardship people have been experiencing as a result of the current cash crunch in the country.
She pleaded with locals to use the WhatsApp number 08077772323 to report bad filling station operators.
“Residents could make a video call through the above number to report such erring operators for prompt action by the State Petroleum Task Force,” she said.
The NUPENG Chairman, Mr. Olumide Jegede, and the Chairman of the Ekiti State Petroleum Task Force Committee, Mr. Ayodeji Adesokan, both made a plea to petroleum marketers to follow the direction in separate interviews following the meeting.
They issued a warning that negligent gas stations would face government punishment.
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