DPR Seals Filling Stations In Rivers, Kano
The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has sealed over 30 filling stations in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital.
The sanction follows the engagement in fraudulent activities and attempting to sabotage the efforts of government in the regulation of the industry by the affected stations.
According to the DPR Zonal Operations Controller for River State, Mr Bassey Nkanga, the erring filling stations were sealed because they’ve made it a habit to tamper with their equipment.
“Before this time, we had a meeting with IPMAN and the marketers and we advised that DPR will no longer tolerate any form of illegality and attempt to cheat the public in any way,” he said.
Reacting to the closure, a motorist commended the agency for the intervention, stressing that such act would curb corruption within the system.
Speaking to Channels Television, he regretted that most filling stations do not dispense petroleum products in the right measurement.
“We buy fuel of N1,000, N2,000 and it is not complete. That is what they do everywhere and if you people continue, kudos to you. You are doing a very good job and I appreciate it,” he said.
Similarly, some fuel stations within Kano metropolis have were also sealed off after their management were found to be under delivering or operating with expired documents.
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