DPR dispenses free Petrol to motorists in Abuja

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has sealed a filling station in Kubwa, Abuja, for allegedly selling petrol above N145, and given out the product free to motorists.
The Abuja Zonal Operations Controller of the department, Mohammed Abba, said the report about the station, Khalif Civic Oil and Investment Limited, was got on a tip-off by a good Samaritan.
Also on the team was Maikanti Baru, the Group Managing Director of the NNPC and Aminu Abdullahi, Assistant Commandant-General, Operations, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).
“The station had 6,000 litres of petrol. We got the call from a good Samaritan. When we came, we realised the station is illegal, because it was not licensesd and it was selling at N250 per litre.
“We instructed that the product should be dispensed free of charge.
“We will give them one month to come and regularise the licence, after that if the owner does not come, we will hand over the station and the people concerned to the civil defence to prosecute,” Abba said.
Baru, in his remarks, said “this collaborative effort of the DPR, Civil Defence and NNPC is to identify stations that are erring in line with President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive, to us as agencies, to fish out those perpetuating the fuel scarcity.

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