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DPR seals 16 petroleum retail outlets over irregularities

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Chinazor Megbolu

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has sealed off 16 petroleum products retail outlets in Adamawa State over alleged irregularities.

The Operation Controller, DPR, Adamawa, Mr. Sadiq Ibraheem, told newsmen on Monday in Yola, the State Capital, that the exercise was part of the agency’s routine surveillance.
“We were able to inspect 43 filling stations in Jimeta, Yola, Numan and Maiha and out of which 16 were sealed for various offences.
“The offences ranged from sales above official pump price, lack of safety facilities displayed and we discovered some stations were slightly under dispensing,”
Ibraheem said.
He explained that the sealed retail outlets have to pay certain fees to the Federal Government and rectify their pump price to official price before they could be allowed to operate.
Ibraheem appealed to the marketers to always abide by the law for a successful business transactions.
He pointed out that the crack down would be a continuous exercise, stressing that any erring person or organisation would be sanctioned according to the law.

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