DPR Seals Fuel Service Stations Under-dispensing In Imo
The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) in Imo State has sealed some fillings stations in Owerri for under-dispensing and cheating the public with their fuel pump meters.
The DPR made the closure during a routine inspection in Imo State’s capital in southeast Nigeria.
The agency cautioned independent petroleum marketers against taking advantage of the present fuel situation to extort the general public.
A trip around Owerri, the Imo State capital showed that petrol was available in most of the fuel service stations but they sell as high as 160 or 180 Naira per litre.
However, the NNPC Mega Station sells at government approved price of 86:50 Naira per litre and it is the only fuel station that experienced long queue within the state capital.
The DPR Operations Manager in Imo State, Austin Chukwu, appealed to the general public to be patient with the Federal Government, assuring them that the fuel situation would fizzle out in a matter of days.
Meanwhile, the Assistant Controller of DPR, Kaduna Zone, Musa Tambawal, said that the agency had begun daily monitoring of petrol service stations across Kaduna State in order to ensure that they sell at the official pump price.
The DPR official made the statement when he led a monitoring team to seal five petrol stations in the Kaduna metropolis which were caught hoarding and selling petrol above the official pump price.