The Kwara State government has taken steps to address the ongoing fuel shortage by establishing a task force. The task force will be headed by the Deputy Governor, Kayode Alabi, and consist of various government officials, representatives from security organizations, and independent oil marketers. Their main responsibilities will be to monitor fuel supply, ensure marketers are following best practices, and prevent any forms of abuse.
An emergency security council meeting was held to discuss strategies for maintaining law and order during this time of fuel scarcity and the recent currency swap challenge. During the meeting, security commanders and cabinet members presented reports on the current fuel and security situations in the state.
The Emir of Ilorin and Chairman of the Kwara State Council of Chiefs, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari, was in attendance and called for residents to remain calm. He urged parents to advise their children to obey the law and avoid any actions that could lead to conflicts.
The Emir expressed concern over the adverse effects of fuel scarcity and the recent currency redesign, and called for tolerance, perseverance, and support from the public to avoid disruptions to government programs.
The Emir also emphasized the importance of peace during the upcoming general elections. He encouraged all political parties to play by the rules and maintain peaceful coexistence, and for voters to exercise their franchise without fear. He emphasized the need for a peaceful atmosphere for democracy to thrive and for Kwara State to maintain its reputation as one of the most peaceful states in Nigeria.