The Kwara State Government has set up a task force to address the fuel scarcity in the state.
The task force, which will be led by the state Deputy Governor, Mr Kayode Alabi, will interface with various oil marketers and alleviate the suffering of residents.
According to a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Rafiu Ajakaye, other members of the committee include the Commissioner for Business, Innovation, and Technology, Ibrahim Akaje; Commissioner for Special Duties, Olaitan Buraimoh; and the Special Adviser on Security.
Others are the Special Adviser on Special Duties, Senior Special Assistant on Security, a representative of the Emir of Ilorin and Chairman of the Council of Chiefs, representatives of the police, Department of State Services, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, and independent oil marketers.
“The terms of reference of the committee will be to monitor fuel supply and effective distribution of the same in the state, compliance of marketers with the best practices and in the best interest of the public, and prevent abuse of any kind in cooperation with the fuel marketers”, the statement read in part.
Meanwhile, the Emir of Ilorin and Chairman, Kwara State Council of Chiefs, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari, has appealed to residents of the state to remain calm as the current hard time would only last for a short period.
He also urged them to allow peace to reign before, during, and after the general elections.
Sulu Gambari urged parents to prevail on their children and wards to obey constituted authorities and avoid any act capable of causing crises.