DPR Seals off Three Fuel Stations in Maiduguri


By Michael Olugbode, in Maiduguri

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has sealed off three petrol stations in Maidguri for sharp practices.

The offences committed by the erring petrol stations include failure to dispense petroleum products delivered to them, over-pricing and under-dispensing, among others.

The Zonal Coordinator, DPR Maiduguri Office, Ali Zoaka, who led a monitoring team in Maiduguri on Tuesday, warned that the department would no longer allow impunity by petroleum marketers in the state to continue, adding that it was unfortunate that some fuel stations were reaping off customers and it left them with no other option but to get them sealed.

He said the sealed stations deliberately refused to dispense petrol to customers and some adjusted their pump to dispense below the standard level.

Zoaka said: “They have adjusted their pumps and as such under-dispensed the product. Anybody who buys fuel from these stations will get below the quantity of petrol he or she buys.”

Details later…