Friday, April 1, 2016 10:12 pm
The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) said it had sanctioned 15 filling stations in Jigawa and Kano state for various offences in the dispensing of petrol.
The department’s Controller in charge of both states, Alhaji Isa Tafida, made this known to news men in Kano on Friday after monitoring some filling station in the city.
He said that one of the erring stations was charged for breaking the seal of the department, in addition to the offence of selling above approved pump price.
Tafida said that the station paid fines of N1 million for breaking the seal and addition to N300, 000 for selling above approved price.
He said that the sanction on the station would serve as warning to all petroleum marketers to desist from breaking the seal of the department.
He appealed to the media and the public to assist the department in monitoring the stations and identify those selling above approved pump price or engaging in sharp deals. (