29 more filling stations in Benue and Nasarawa states have been shut down by the Directorate of Petroleum Resources (DPR), Makurdi field office for engaging in what they tagged ‘sharp practices.’
This disclosure was made known in Makurdi on Sunday, while speaking to pressmen.
The DPR Operations Controller, Makurdi Field Office, Abdullahi Isa revealed that out of the 39 filling stations that were shut, 23 were situated in Nasarawa, while 16 were in Benue.
He further disclosed that the outlets were closed down for either under dispensing (pump under-delivery) or for selling above the approved government price (over pricing).
Following the recent closure, the total number of filling stations that were shut down had increased to 39 in one week.
Information gathered suggests that no fewer than five of the outlets that were shut have paid the N100,000 penalties that would allow them open shop, with a warning to sell the right quantity at the right price.