The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, has ordered the Department of Petroleum Resources to distribute petrol of any filling stations involved in hoarding to customers free of charge. The minister made the announcement while on a tour, monitoring of filling stations in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
According to Kachikwu, the decision became necessary given the attitude of some filling stations to hoard fuel to the detriment of the masses. “I have instructed DPR as they proceed on monitoring that any station that has the product and they are hoarding, they should sell all the products for free to customers. We are going to impose very serious penalty to the fuel station. So selling their products is not the answer, it is penalising them when they do this,"Kachikwu said.