Sokoto: DPR seals nine filling stations

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has sealed nine filling stations in Sokoto for selling above controlled price and non compliance to safety regulations.

Mr Muhammad Makera, the Zonal Operations Controller, Sokoto Field Office in charge of Sokoto and Kebbi states, disclosed this to newsmen on Tuesday in Sokoto, NAN reports.

Makera said the affected filling stations were closed between Monday, Dec. 23 and Tuesday, Dec. 24 during surveillance patrol.

He said the department had visited 65 filling stations in Sokoto state, noting that six stations were sealed for short changing customers and selling above controlled price while three other stations were shut for flouting environmental and safety regulations.

The controller noted that surveillance teams were deployed to monitor…

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