The Division of Petroleum Sources, DPR, on Tuesday sealed 5 filling stations within the Ilorin metropolis for offences bordering on overpricing, beneath allotting and abscondment.
In a chat with newsmen in Ilorin after monitoring over 35 gasoline station, the Comptroller, Ilorin area workplace of the division, Engr Sule Yusuf, dismissed insinuations of gasoline shortage and plans to extend gasoline value within the nation.
He mentioned the DPR noticed that operators appeared to be taking legal guidelines into their palms by promoting above what the federal government has allowed them to promote particularly for petrol.
“We now have been going out to observe earlier than and we are going to proceed to try this, right now is simply particular, as a result of, it’s the value we’re out to observe, high quality, amount and pump effectivity.”
Yusuf mentioned, “Two groups of the DPR officers went out Tuesday morning in several instructions, we visited about 35 filling stations out of which two absconded and sealed.”
In accordance with him, “They know the results, they’ll solely be reopened after they present regret, pay sanctions and comply.”
He mentioned, about three filling stations had been caught overpricing, including that, they had been compelled to deliver the worth all the way down to the traditional vary they usually have complied so as to not cheat the general public.
Engr Yusuf, who suggested customers to be careful in order that they aren’t short-changed, urged them to report any station that sells above the window vary of N162 and N165 per litre.