Department of Petroleum
Resources, DPR, in Niger State has
warned marketers to desist from
diversion of products, just as it has
stepped up surveillance to arrest
defaulters.
The Operations Comptroller,
Engineer Abdullahi Isah Jankara,
handed down the warning while
meeting with marketers from
Mokwa, New Bussa and Babana
axis of the state where the NCDC
and DPR arrested eight trucks
of PMS diverted towards Benin
Republic.
Jankara advised the marketers to
obtain their license from the DPR
to make their business legitimate
and they must be guided by the
rules and regulations of the federal
government, as well as the sale of
fuel at the regulated price of N145
per litre.
The controller issued eight
licenses to various companies
from the axis, just as he insisted
on monitoring marketers from
the depots to their destinations to
enhance delivery of the product at
the right location and stations.
He noted that the current
challenge was due to the scarcity
of the product, hence the need for
adequate surveillance to avoid
diversion.
He noted that the federal
government frowns at such
menace, urging the marketers to
cooperate with the department
as it will take serious action on
anyone found wanting.
Jankara enlightened the
marketers on the importance of
getting their companies licensed
to make their business genuine,
just as licensed stations can lift
product from all private depots
in the country but must go into
agreement with NNPC so that
they can lift product from them
too.

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