The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) in Kano and Jigawa zone has sealed off 96 fuel stations over diversion of the product and hike in price.
DPR Operations Controller in charge of Kano and Jigawa states, Mr. Buba Abubakar said that the stations were sealed for diversion, hoarding, over pricing and under dispensing of the price which violate government directives.
“We have embarked on an intensified surveillance to ensure that the product released to Kano and Jigawa states is sold in filing stations in the state and at the stipulated price.
Buba warned that ’’Marketers should respect the guidelines covering their operations. They should operate within the confines of the guidelines and ensure that those products given to them are sold to the public accordingly.
“The government is doing everything possible to bring normalcy in petroleum product supply and I wish to appeal to the general public to have faith in the government because efforts are on to ensure availability of the product across the country.
The operation controller assured that the DPR would not relent in its effort to ensure the supply of petroleum reach the consumers, warned filling station to always desist from diversion, hoarding of the products.