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NNPC urges motorists to report petroleum marketers selling above N145

By Balogun Alabi,

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), has urged motorists across the country to report any marketer found selling above Federal Government approved price of N145 per litre of petrol.

It stressed that members of public should also report to the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), which is statutorily empowered to deal with fuel issues, of filling stations hoarding the products, adding that DPR had offices located in all parts of the country.

The agency, warned that any marketer found hoarding or selling product more than the approved price should be ready to face full wrath of law.

In a statement made available to journalists on Thursday in Abuja, NNPC’s, Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs division, Ndu Ughamadu, threatened that law enforcement agencies would mete out appropriate sanctions to operators of fuel stations who engage in hoarding or sell products above the recommended band.

Ughamadu who said that the body advised motorists against panic buying, disclosed that the agency has adequate supply of petroleum product that would serve the country.

“NNPC assures motorists that the Corporation has robust stock of PMS, otherwise called petrol, which is sufficient to serve the nation for more than 30 days,” he added.

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