Following the illegal construction of sites and inability to procure a licence to operate, the Department of Petroleum Resources will be bringing down over 150 illegal petrol stations in Akwa Ibom.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, the Controller of Operations, Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), Mr Asuquo Antai, revealed that the stations, which were built on unsuitable sites, had no licence to operate.
He said that although some of the station owners had commenced the regularisation of their documents, the development was unhealthy.
“I have told them categorically that we will not rush to regularise any papers until they get the appropriate government approval.’’
“We cannot allow the building of illegal stations to go unchecked because they will expose the people to serious danger in the nearest future,’’ Antai concluded.