The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), says it has sealed 12 filling stations in Sokoto and Kebbi states for under dispensing and operating without valid licence.
The Zonal Operations Controller of DPR in charge of Sokoto and Kebbi states, Muhammad Makera, the erring stations were sealed during unscheduled inspection by the department’s officials between Tuesday, Sept. 17 and Thursday, Sept. 19
He said that five filling stations were sealed for under dispensing of petroleum products while the remaining seven were sanctioned for operating without valid licence and non-adherence to required safety precautions.
He made it known that the DPR officials visited no fewer than 99 filling stations in Sokoto and Kebbi staes within the period.
Makera expressed dismay that most of the stations’ managers feigned ignorance of the regulations of the Department.
He warned petroleum marketers to desist from such sharp practices, saying severe sanctions awaited offenders.
He also called on consumers to report any suspicious or sharp practice noticed in any fuel station to the department for necessary action.