The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) said it had sealed six independent marketers’ filling stations in Sokoto and its environs for various offences.
The Zonal Operations Controller of the Department in charge of Sokoto and Kebbi states, Alhaji Mohammed Makera, disclosed this to newsmen in Sokoto on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 shortly after a raid on some filling stations.
Makera said that five of the filling stations were sealed for selling petrol above the official pump price of N 87 per litre and fined N 100,000 each.
The remaining filling station was sealed for hoarding and fined N200,000.
“All the sealed filling stations would not be reopened until they write an undertaking to sell petroleum products at the government-approved pump prices.’’
Makera warned the marketers against contravening the government regulations, vowing to duly sanction any erring filling station in the two states.
Recently the state has been experiencing shortage of petroleum products with many filling stations closed down leading to hike in the pump price by some station owners who still have the products.