The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), in Kano State, on Wednesday, inspected 166 fuel stations, sealing eight in the process for hoarding and selling fuel above the official pump price.
During the inspection conducted by the Acting Controller Operations, DPR Kano field office, Paul Jhezi, said that the inspection was conducted across the 44 Local Government Areas of the state.
According to Jhezi, the inspection was targeted at ensuring that fuel queues disappear in view of the recent development of supply by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) in the state.
He said more field officers have been dispatched to suspicious fuel stations across the state to ensure compliance.
The 166 fuel stations were inspected within the period of three days.
The situation of fuel scarcity in Kano State is being gradually put under control as a result of the monitoring by DPR.