The Division of Petroleum Assets (DPR) on Monday, sealed 4 petrol stations in Katsina metropolis for promoting gas above authorities accepted worth.
Engr. Muhammad Abdulrahaman, Controller in command of Katsina Discipline Workplace of DPR, disclosed this in an interview with newsmen in Katsina, NAN stories
Abdulrahaman stated the stations had been sealed following routine surveillance to the stations.
“We found that the stations had been promoting petrol between N170 and N18O per litre as towards the federal government charge of N162 to N165 per litre, due to this fact, we sealed off the stations.
“We obtained intelligence report on the way in which and method these stations promote their merchandise to members of the general public at exorbitant charges,” he stated.
Abdurahman stated that a few of the petrol stations had been hoarding their merchandise solely to promote to ‘black’ entrepreneurs at night time.
The Controller stated the DPR in Katsina State was dedicated to making sure that each one filling stations distributed their merchandise in step with authorities accepted pump worth.
He additional revealed that the sealed stations can be fined and failure to pay the fines would result in the revocation of their licenses.
Value hike: DPR seals 4 petrol stations in Katsina