Lagos -The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) on Thursday threatened to
shut filling stations which were under-dispensing petroleum products to
unsuspecting customers in the country.
Gbenga Koku, DPR Operations
Controller, Lagos/Ogun Zonal Office, issued the threat while speaking with the
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.
He said that the agency had begun the surveillance of fuel stations in the
Koku also urged members of the public to provide the DPR with information on
stations in their neighbourhoods, which were under-dispensing petroleum
“We are going to shut down any filling stations found under-dispensing
petroleum products in any locality.
“We have sent our surveillance team out to monitor filling stations within
the Lagos/Ogun axis and identify those that were under-dispensing products to
unwary customers,” he said.
The controller said that those filling stations that were under-dispensing
petroleum products to customers were committing a crime and flouting DPR
Koku, who conceded that some challenges were facing the agency’s service
delivery, however, solicited the cooperation of the public in efforts to check
the illegal activities of some filling stations.