5 filling stations in Ilorin, Kwara state’s capital had been on Tuesday March 16, sealed by the Division of Petroleum Assets (DPR) for varied offences together with over-pricing and under-dispensing.
Controller, Ilorin area workplace of the DPR, Engineer Sule Yusuf mentioned the affected filling stations had been a part of 35 filling stations monitored by officers of the company throughout the metropolis.
“We noticed that operators appear to be taking legal guidelines into their arms by promoting over what authorities has allowed them to promote, particularly, for Petrol.
”We’ve been going out to watch earlier than, and we’ll proceed to try this.
“In the present day is simply particular as a result of we’re out to watch worth, high quality, amount and pump effectivity.
“Two groups of the DPR officers went out this morning in numerous instructions.
“We visited about 35 filling stations out of which two absconded and sealed. They know the results.”
The DPR Controller additionally mentioned that the affected stations will ”solely be reopened after they present regret, pay sanction charges and comply.”
“About three stations had been caught over-pricing. We’ve compelled them to deliver the value right down to the allowable vary they usually’ve complied in order that they don’t proceed dishonest the general public.
”For now, there’s no enhance in pump worth, so that they need to comply.
“If any station is promoting above window vary of N162 and N165 per litre, folks ought to inform the authority.
“We’ll go to these stations and drive them to conform along with sanction.
“Operators are suggested to play the sport in accordance with guidelines to keep away from being sanctioned.
“Sure, they’re out to make income however not on the detriment of majority of the general public.”