Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


DPR shuts 2 petrol stations in Ilorin

29 June 2015, 12:23

Ilorin - The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has shut two petrol stations in Ilorin for alleged under-dispensing of the product to motorists.

The DPR Operation Controller in the state, Amos Jokodola, through the acting Deputy Manager of Retail Outlets, Ishola Joshua, announced the closure on Sunday during inspection of filling stations in Ilorin.

The stations are NIPCO, located on Ajase-Ipo road and Success and Regards, operating on New Yidi road.

They were discovered to have adjusted their meter downward, thereby cheating motorists.

Jokodola had summoned the management of both stations to appear before it and give explanation for the alleged sharp practice.

Also read: 30 petrol stations shut down in Akwa Ibom

He also warned three other petrol stations in the metropolis to adhere to the rules and regulations of the department or be sanctioned.

Jokodola said that the agency would not hesitate to close down any petrol station found cheating motorists in the state.

He also warned them against selling petrol above the official price.

Some independent marketers of petrol in the state are selling fuel at N100 per litre instead of the official price of N87.


Tags dpr ilorin

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Nigeria @ 56: Words to my green f...

A leader’s job is not to dictate, but rather to be respected, admired and be a trustee, of the land we love, with so much potential, a land which should be freer than free. Its still a long way to fufilling our destiny! Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Recession: An opportunity for Nig...

The recession should be seen as an opportunity for the country’s promotion as long as we all collectively conduct ourselves in a patriotic manner, writes Isaac Asabor.  Read more...

Submitted by
Black and White

We want to imitate the whites in everything because we are ignorant of our inherent originality and content. We spend all our Naira to acquire his inventions because we so oblivious of our natural endowments that we allow him have it for free. Read more...

Submitted by
Nate Nat
Adamawa State University Mubi: A ...

ADSU integrity forum has accused the Sunday Joshua Wugira, a lawyer, of adopting unorthodox tactics by abusing his privilege by attacking the integrity of ADSU Vice Chancellor Dr. Moses Zira Zaruwa, writes a News24 reader. Read more...

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
My Country Nigeria (Part One)

Poetry by Abdulsalam Jubril.

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
Recession, dearth in leadership a...

Every leader has the opportunity to become great and making himself immortal in the lives and hearts of people for generations to come. Will Mr. President seize this opportunity?, questions Abdulsalam Jubril. Read more...