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?DPR Shutdown Six Filling Stations In Adamawa

Posted: Nov 26, 2015 at 9:13 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Clement Ekong,


The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) in Adamawa State has
called on the Federal Government to as a matter of necessity review
the current penalties or sanctions against petrol station owners and
major marketers found wanting in the discharge of the duties.

Speaking to newsmen shortly after inspecting, sealing and dispensing
some petroleum products to the public free of charge in Yola, Adamawa
State Capital on Tuesday, the operation controller of DPR in the State
Engr. Musa Akenn, said six chronic violators were sealed in Yola
despite several warnings.

Engr. Musa Akenn explained that the affected stations were sealed off
after being discovered that the product were sold above the official’s
pump price and diversion while others absolutely hoarded the product
and refused to dispense it to the public thereby causing artificial
scarcity of the products in the state.

He advised the independent petroleum marketers associations in the
state to adhere to the Federal Government and the DPR directives to
ensure evenly dispensation of petroleum products in all the filling

On the availability of the product to the state, the DPR operation
controller disclosed that no fewer than 15 trucks have been received
daily, lamenting that the daily demand for the state should be between
regretted the persistent of the station managers to cause the
artificial fuel scarcity in the state.

Meanwhile, the Department of Petroleum Resources in the state has
dispensed over 3500 litres of hoarded motor spirit otherwise known as
fuel to commuters free of charge.

The State controller of the DPR explained that the measure is aimed to
serve as deterrent to other erring owners of the filling station,
adding that the officials are doing their best to ensure that the few
filling stations with fuel comply strictly to the government
directives of selling the product at N87 pump price.

While calling on the general public to report any suspected filling
station that hoarded the fuel to their office, Engr. Musa Akenn
observed that the current fuel scarcity experiencing in the state is
as a result of the activities of black marketers as well as those who
smuggled the product to Cameroun Republic.

Some of the beneficiaries, Mr. Joel Madaki and Abubakar Umaru who
spoke with newsmen commended the effort of the DPR by enforcing the
directive of the Minister of Petroleum as before  now they  were
buying fuel in some filling stations at the rate of N150 and N170 per