Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal yesterday warned owners of filling stations found to be hoarding fuel in order to create artificial scarcity or is selling above official rate.
He said the government will revoke the Certificate of Occupancy (CofO) of any filling station found wanting.
The governor’s threat followed the excruciating fuel scarcity bedeviling Sokoto town and environs which has been lingering for over two weeks.
Speaking when he inspected sale of fuel at some filling stations in Sokoto Sunday, Tambuwal said government will not fold its arms and watch unscrupulous marketers hold the people to ransom.
He said the supply of the commodity from the Nigeria National Petroleum Cooperation (NNPC) has not altered, as such, no one should create artificial scarcity to burden the people.