DPR to withdraw certificates of stations hoarding fuel in Adamawa
• Seals Four In Anambra Over Suspected Diversion
The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has warned owners of filling stations in Adamawa and Taraba States they could lose their certificates over hoarding of products.
Operations controller of DPR for the states, Mr. Mohammed Alaku, gave the warning during an inspection tour of filling stations in Adamawa yesterday.He said the measure was aimed at dealing decisively with marketers that had formed an unlawful cabal to frustrate government’s desire for a steady supply of petroleum products.He blamed some owners for the fuel crisis in the state, pointing out that some marketers have fashioned out modalities for selling above government’s approved prices.
Meanwhile, the DPR has sealed four stations in Anambra for alleged diversion of fuel.The operators of two other outlets were reprimanded for selling above the recommended pump price of N145. The DPR also forced five other stations to sell at the normal price.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that fuel was being sold for between N185 and N200 per litre in Awka, Nnewi and Onitsha. Mr. Linus Ikegbunam, the Head of Safety, Environment and Health Department, DPR, who led a five-man enforcement team yesterday, said the marketers were suspected of not discharging products meant for their stations accordingly.
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