Cash Scarcity: Gov Oyebanji threatens to sanction filling stations rejecting POS transactions

The Biodun Oyebani government in Ekiti State has threatened to sanction filling stations that reject point-of-sale (POS) transactions due to cash scarcity.

The Special Adviser to the governor on Industry, Trade, and Investment, Omotayo Adeola, gave the warning at a meeting with the State Petroleum Task Force Committee and representatives of the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) on Tuesday in Ado-Ekiti.

Ms Adeola said the decision has become imperative to alleviate the hardship people have been experiencing due to the cash crunch.

She implored residents to lodge their complaints against errant filling station operators via WhatsApp number 08077772323.

“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.

In separate interviews after the meeting, the Ekiti State Petroleum Task Force Committee chairman, Ayodeji Adesokan, and the NUPENG chairman, Olumide Jegede, appealed to petroleum marketers to comply with the directive.


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