FUEL SCARCITY: Govt. Dispenses Free Petrol To Motorists In Abuja
Fuel Has become a precious commodity and the best Christmas gift one can give this season.
That is why the government through the Department of Petroleum Resources, DPR gifted the products to motorists in Abuja on Tuesday.
This was also to send a strong message to fuel marketers that hoarding would not be tolerated.
DPR sealed a filling station in Kubwa, a suburb of Abuja, for allegedly selling petrol above 145-naira and thereafter gave 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 gotten on a tip-off by a good Nigerian.
Also on the team was Dr Maikanti Baru, the Group Managing Director of the NNPC and Mr 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 Nigerian. When we came, we realised the station is illegal because it is not licensesd and it was selling at 250-naira 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 they do not come we will hand over the station and the people concerned to the civil defence to prosecute,” Abba said.
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