The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), says it would not hesitate to shut any fuel station selling above the government’s approved pump price of N145 per litre in Adamawa and Taraba states.
Zonal Controller of the DPR for Taraba and Adamawa, Mr Mohammed Alaku, disclosed this in an interview, in Yola, on Tuesday.
Alaku called on the general public to report any filling station violating the law to the department.
He warned marketers against extorting the public, adding that the department would not spare any one violating the government policy on distribution of petroleum products.
The controller also warned marketers, who under dispense the products to customers, to desist as the department would continue to monitor their sales.
“We are not going to take it kindly with any marketer who sells above the official pump price of the petroleum product.
“We are calling on the general public to alert us about such unwholesome act.
“I want to assure you that we will not hesitate on clamping down on any marketer who extorts the public,“ he said.
He assured the public that the DPR would not relent on its efforts to arrest and to punish any violator of the official pump price regime. (NAN)