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DPR seals NNPC filling station for ‘hoarding fuel’

DPR seals NNPC filling station for ‘hoarding fuel’
March 13
13:10 2016

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) in Akwa Ibom state said it had sealed the NNPC mega filling station in Uyo, for allegedly hoarding petrol.

Bassey Nkanga, controller of operations in charge of Akwa Ibom and Cross River, told NAN on Sunday that the mega station had amassed the product in its storage tanks, but refused to sell it to members of the public.

Nkanga, however, said that although the state was experiencing shortage of the product, the situation was not peculiar to the area.

He appealed to residents of the state to be patient, saying government was working hard to redress the problem.


“The fuel scarcity is not experienced only in Akwa Ibom; it is a national problem,” he said.

“Yesterday, we got two trucks of the product for Uyo. We are monitoring the sale of the product to see if there will be any illegality.”

Meanwhile, motorists in the state have continued to express displeasure at situation created by the scarcity of the product.


A litre of petrol now sells between N170 and N200 in some areas, leading to hike in transport fares.


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