DPR decries NNPC sole importer status, seals 4 fuel stations in Sokoto, Kebbi


The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has said the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) does not have the capacity to be sole importer and distributor of petrol, The Punch reports.

The Director of DPR, Mr. Mordecai Danteni Baba Ladan, in a recent presentation said, “‎NNPC is the sole importer and almost the sole distributor of the commodity. NNPC cannot do it alone.”

This comes as Leadership reports that DPR on Wednesday also sealed four filling stations in Sokoto and Kebbi States for violating operational rules.

Alhaji Mohammed Makera, the Zonal Operation Controller of DPR in Sokoto, made this known to newsmen. Makera said that the stations were engaged in selling petrol above the official price of N145 per litre and diversion.