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DPR Seals 50 Petrol Stations In Oyo

Posted: Nov 27, 2015 at 8:48 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), Oyo and Osun field office, has sealed 50 petrol stations in Ibadan and environs for hoarding and selling petrol above the approved N87.

A station belonging to a former senator from Oke Ogun was among those closed.

Many petroleum marketers have been cashing in on the scarcity by selling fuel at exorbitant prices.

Some of the sealed stations in Ogbomoso are TDB global Venture Limited; Modern Options; Isale General; Ballah Plus; Sabo; Rubbie oil; Musalat Integrated Resources Nigeria Limited and Saajad Resourses Nigeria Limited.

The few marketers selling at government approved prices  were supported in ensuring orderliness and promptness by DPR officials.

Those closed in Ibadan are Prolek Molete for selling at N130 per litre and not willing to reverse sales; Alleluyah Oil, Idi-Arere, owned by a former senator, for selling at N140 per litre and Oando, Oritamefa, for hoarding the product.

The Operations Controller, Olakunle Ogunlana, represented by Deputy Manager (Operations) Sadiq Ibrahim said the effort was to cushion the pain fraudulent marketers subject the public to.

Ogunlana said: “It is unfair how some few people unduly take advantage of millions of other people just to make selfish gains.

‘’This scarcity is making things difficult for the public, despite government’s intervention.

“We will not rest until we ensure that they (independent marketers) do what is right in the interest of Nigerians. We will not allow them to undermine government’s efforts.”

He, however, called on the marketers to show patriotism in discharging and running their businesses as government was trying to make the product available.