Following continous petrol hoarding by some filling stations to create fuel scarcity and some selling above N145, the Deparment of Petroleum Resouces (DPR), yesterday in Abuja swifted into action, sealed off the stations and gave petrol to motorists for free.
According to Mr. Mohammed Abba, the Abuja Zonal Operations Controller of DPR, the department was tipped-off of Khalif Civi Oil Investment Limited to have defaulted in best practice.
Also on the team was Dr Maikanti Baru, the Group Managing Director of the NNPC and Mr Aminu Abdullahi, Assistant Commandant-General, Operations, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).
”The station had 6,000 litres of petrol. We got the call from a good Samaritan. When we came, we realised the station is illegal because it is not licensesd and it was selling at N250 per litre.
”We instructed that the product should be dispensed free of charge.
”We will give them one month to come and regularise the licence, after that if he does not come we will hand over the station and the people concerned to the civil defence to prosecute,” Abba said.
Baru said ”this collaborative effort of the DPR, Civil Defence and NNPC is to identify stations that are erring in line with President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive for us as agencies to fish out those perpetuating the fuel scarcity.
”This was discovered by the DPR on a tip-off. Government is appreciative and wants Nigerians to come forward with such information on where products are sold above N145”.
The fuel crisis started more than two weeks ago.
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