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Report any petrol station selling above N145- NNPC

by HARRISON EDEH & CYNTHIA EGBOBOH, ABUJA

February 12, 2018 | 5:16 pm
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PIC. 19. VEHICLES QUEUING FOR PETROL AS SCARCITY OF THE COMMODITY PERSISTS IN ABUJA ON MONDAY (2/3/15). 1109/2/3/2015/SAA/BJO/CH/NAN

Nigeria National Petroleum Commission,(NNPC) has urged all motorists to report any marketer selling above N145 per litre of petrol or hoarding products to the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR).

The corporation gave the charge following an arrest made on a Petrol manager who was reported to have diverted 26,000 litres of petrol from New Nyanya to another location in Akwanga, Nasarawa State.

“Motorists are advised to report any marketer selling above N145 per litre of petrol or hoarding products to the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) which is statutorily empowered to deal with such issues”.The Corporation said in a statement issued on Monday.‎

Yusuf Ayinde, a Chief Superintendent of the NSCDC, explained in the statement that Kasim Lamido, the manager with Lamido Petroleum, took delivery of 40,000 litres of petrol meant for his station but discharged only 13, 300 litres, from one out of the three compartments in the truck and diverted the remaining 26,000litres to a station in Akwanga where it would be sold at a higher price adding that the suspect would be charged to court after the ongoing investigation.

The Corporation further advised motorists not to engage in panic buying as it is working in collaboration with major stakeholders to eliminate the distribution hiccups that have led to the emergence of fuel queues in some parts of the country.

According to the report, the corporation reaffirms its position that the activities of a potent petroleum products smuggling and diversion syndicate contributed immensely to the shortage being experienced in some cities and which posed a challenge to the efforts by the Corporation to sanitize the fuel supply and distribution chain across the country.

 

HARRISON EDEH & CYNTHIA EGBOBOH, ABUJA

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by HARRISON EDEH & CYNTHIA EGBOBOH, ABUJA

February 12, 2018 | 5:16 pm
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