Obstinacy to comply to the directives of the Federal Government on the new petrol pump price being sold at the rate of N87 as against the former N97 had led to the sealing of more petrol stations.
The monitoring unit of the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), on Sunday, January 25, 2015 sealed off five filling stations in Eket, Akwa Ibom State.
The team led by Victor Antai, decried the dubious and unwholesome attitude of some petrol dealers in the state who claimed that they could not sell at the new price simply because the products currently in their underground tank was an old stock/
Antai said, “The marketers gave so many reasons for not complying with the price regime but we have told them that their reasons are not tenable. If government had increased the pump price as we have observed over the years, these shylock dealers would have adjusted their meter overnight and made terrible gains; they wouldn’t say let us wait until we sell our old products.”
He further noted that the unit have all hands on deck to ensure a full compliance to the directives which was made last week and declared to be adhered to with immediate effect.
Antai commended various petrol marketers who obeyed the directive and adjusted their price immediately, however he urged others to either comply or face the law.