Oil marketers using NNPC stations to defraud Nigerians – DPR


The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) Wednesday, raised an alarm that some unscrupulous marketers are using some NNPC Retail outlets to defraud unsuspecting motorists through under-dispensing of Premium Motor Spirit, also known as petrol.

Addressing newsmen in Abuja, DPR’s Zonal Operations Controller in charge of Abuja Zone, Mr. Abdu Misau Abba, said the agency is aware of efforts by the NNPC to ensure product availability at the right prices, but noted that some unscrupulous marketers are sabotaging the efforts of the NNPC. He called on the corporation to check the activities of its marketers and ensure that those found wanting are called to order.

Abba was speaking on the backdrop of an NNPC retail station in Wuse II, Abuja, operated by Iluobe Petroleum Limited, which was sealed by the DPR for the fourth time, Wednesday, over a space of a couple of months, for under-dispensing of petrol to motorists.