A filling station in Kaduna State, Samrada Nigeria Limited, located at Romi Junction in the state capital, suffered loss when the Department of Petroleum Resources dispensed fuel to motorists and motorcyclists for free. The fuel station was said to be hoarding a total of 19, 500 litres of premium motor spirt, known as petrol.
The DPR, led by the Zonal Controller, Usman Ndanusa, during its routine inspection of petrol stations across the state, discovered that the petrol station was also selling above the Federal Government’s approved price of 87 Naira per litre, only at night. The manager of the filling station however complained of not getting the product from the depot at government approved price, hence need to adjust their retail prices. It would be recalled that Minister of State for Petroleum, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, last week directed the DPR not to seal off any petrol station but instead to dispense free of charge, fuel of any filling station found to be hoarding petroleum product.