Filling station sealed for selling above N145 per litre

NUPENG

A filling station in Sokoto state had been sealed by The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) for allegedly selling petrol above the postulated pump price of N145 per litre. The filling station is located in Illela, Sokoto State but the name was not disclosed.

The Department’s Operations Controller in Sokoto, Mr Mohammed Makera, disclosed that the axed station which belonged to an independent petroleum marketer was also fined N100, 000, per pump, according to a report by NAN.

Mr. Makera said“The action was sequel to the raids we have sustained on both independent and major marketers’ filling stations in Sokoto and Kebbi states. In Kebbi alone, our officials had visited no fewer than 40 filling stations, and same was done in Sokoto.

In his speech, Makera assured that the department’s personnel would continue this activities and raids to the filling stations in order to ensure that no person or motorist is cheated. He also vowed to ensure that everyonewill get value for their money. He urged everyone not to panic for availability of petroleum products because they are adequate in supply.

“There are adequate supplies of all the petroleum products, so there is no need for panic buying,” Makera said.

Earlier this month, DPR sealed 19 filling stations in Sokoto and Kebbi states for this same offence.Eleven of the stations were in Sokoto State while eight were in Kebbi.

Eighteen of them were owned by independent marketers, while one was a major oil company.