Super Oil, Mudra and Uni-Ilorin were caught selling petrol above the official price. | By Eki Toju


The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has sealed three filling stations for selling the product above the approved pump price of N97 per litre.

The closed stations are: Super Oil, Mudra and Uni-Ilorin filling stations.

Amos Jokodola, the state Controller of DPR,while confirming the development on Friday, warned that more filling stations would still be closed.

Jokodola said that out of the 10 filling stations visited by the DPR monitoring team, three were found selling between N115 and N120 per litre.

He said that some of the filling stations had changed their pump price permanently from the approved price.

The controller said that the monitoring exercise would be a continuous one to ensure that people get better deal and prevent sharp practises by the dealers.

Jokodola urged members of the public not to patronise those selling above the approved pump price.

He also advised those patronising black marketers to stop the act, saying that some of the fuel being sold by the black marketers were adulterated and could damage their vehicles.

He urged members of the public to report any marketer involved in sharp practises to the department for appropriate action.

Jokodola said the department had been inundated with complaints about sharp practises of some marketers.

He assured citizens that the DPR would intensify its monitoring to ensure that the commodity was sold at the official price.

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