NNPC, DPR Shut Down 7 Filling Stations In Abuja For Receiving Diverted Products
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) and Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) have closed down seven filling stations for receiving diverted products and selling to motorists at cut-throat prices in Abuja and environs.
Spokesman of the NNPC Ndu Ughamadu, said seven of such stations along the Kubwa and Airport Road axis of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, were shut with the petrol found in their storage tanks dispensed free of charge to motorists.
“I want to warn marketers who have refused to heed our advice, especially those operating at night, that the law will catch up with them very soon. The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) have commenced monitoring of such stations. Just yesterday (Tuesday), we identified some defaulting stations and we are going to impound their products and dispense it free to motorists.”
The follow-up raid of illegal filling stations on the Airport Road axis took the team to Bassa Jiwa community behind the Abuja Airport where three errant stations were shut down with products in their storage also dispensed free of charge to motorists.
At one of the stations, McManakai Global Services, the team found 39,000 litres in its storage tank which it was selling to motorists at N240 per litre as against the approved price of N145 per litre.