The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) in Kwara, said on Tuesday that it would collaborate with security agencies to curb sale of petrol in black markets.
DPR to curb sale of petrol in black markets
"Eradication of black market joints is a collective effort of the law enforcement agents, media, and unions in the oil sector which the department will champion," he said.
The Operations Controller, Mr Philips Salvation told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ilorin that the DPR would also seek the support of the media and other stakeholders to ensure proper monitoring of filling stations.
Salvation stressed that the sale of fuel in black market, especially within the vicinity in filling stations, was purely a security issue which cannot be solved by the department alone.
He said the department would further intensify monitoring of filling stations to stop the sale of fuel in containers.
The controller disclosed that the DPR had sealed several filling stations dispensing petrol at night to black market outlets and warned motorists who patronise them to desist.
Salvation said sealing of filling stations in the state would continue until the system was normalised.
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