Ilorin - The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) on Friday sealed three filling stations in Ilorin for alleged under dispensing, selling above official pump price and hoarding petrol.
Amos Jokodola, the Controller of DPR in the state gave the order when he led some officials of the department on an unscheduled inspection in Ilorin.
Jokodola said the unscheduled tour was to enforce the N97 per litre official pump price and ensure that no filling station was hoarding the product.
The sealed stations included the Conoil Filling Station on Muritala Mohammed Road and MRS Filling Station along Wahab Folawiyo Road for alleged under dispensing.
The department sealed Total Filling Station along Ibrahim Taiwo Road for allegedly hoarding over 8 500 litres of petrol.
The controller described the action of the affected stations as economic sabotage and a calculated attempt to frustrate efforts of the Federal Government to make petrol available.
Jokodola ordered Poosab Filling Station in Adewole Estate in IIorin to immediately reverse its pump price from the N120 to N97 per litre.
The controller said the visit was to monitor activities of the filling stations throughout the state to restore sanity and curb sharp practices by petroleum marketers.
He said that the unscheduled visit would be a continuous exercise and promised that the department would not hesitate to shut any filling station that engaged in sharp practices.
Some motorists commended the DPR for sealing the stations whose action were described as “wicked and dubious”.
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