Senator Shehu Sani, a former lawmaker, noted that PMS marketers always focus on the holiday season to profit from creating a false scarcity of the product.
According to DAILY POST, the lengthy lines at gas stations that are often seen throughout the holiday season have returned recently.
The Department of State Services, DSS, gave oil merchants a 48-hour deadline to get the product to Nigerians, but the line hasn’t moved much.
The former congressman supported the DSS’s action in a tweet on his official account, lamenting the constant scarcity during the holiday season.
“It’s terrible that fuel marketers routinely target the holiday season to generate outrageous profits by making life difficult for drivers and intolerable for the general public,” he wrote. The DSS’s instructions to the advertisers are correct.