NNPC, Four Other Stations Shut Down In Ogun
The Federal Ministry of Trade and Investment has sealed up five filling stations in Ogun, including a Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation Mega station along the Lagos -Abeokuta Expressway in Ifo council area of the state.
Other filling stations shut down at Sango area of the state are EMIMP petroleum, Vitality Oil and Gas, NIPCO and Conoil.
There were reports that the fuel stations were sealed up during a monitoring exercise conducted by officials of the Department of Weights and Measures of the ministry.
The Head of the monitoring team, Mr. Mohammed Sadasidi, told newsmen after the exercise that the filling stations were discovered to be under dispensing petroleum products to customers
He said the dispensing pumps of the filling station had been reduced by between 2.75 litres and 2.95 litres from every 20 litres of petrol sold to customers.
Sadasidi stated that the defaulters whose dispensing pumps were not within the tolerable error had been invited to Abuja for explanation saying, they would be prosecuted if they were not able to give any convincing reasons for their actions.
He explained that the inspection was meant to ensure that marketers exhibited integrity, fairness and accuracy while dispensing fuel to customers and that the ministry would continue to protect consumers by ensuring that they always get the right measure or quantity for their money.
Correspondent Kunle Ojo