The Department of Petroleum Resources has revealed that it has sealed fourty filling stations from January to date in Nasarawa state for various offences.
Speaking with newsmen in Lafia today, the DPR Operations Comptroller, Alhaji Abdulrahaman Muhammad-Bima said that the offences committed by the sealed stations include under-delivery of service, diversion of product, lack of safety and other related offences.
Muhammed-Bima noted that the erring stations, which include major and independent petroleum marketers across thirteen Local Government Areas of Nasarawa State were punished for breaching the laws guiding their operations, and subsequently fined.
The Comptroller disclosed that following their payment of the fines owed to the Federal Government, the stations were unsealed.
Muhammed-Bima also admonished motorists to steer clear of illegal filling stations, urging them to always patronise legal filling stations selling unadulterated petroleum products.
The Comptroller disclosed further that his office had issued fifteen licences for the operation of filling stations, while approvals were given for the construction of twenty stations across the state.