Connect with us

Business

DPR shuts down 30 filling stations, eight LPG plants in Akwa Ibom

Published

on

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has shut down 30 filling stations and eight Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) outlets for various offences in Akwa Ibom.

The state’s Operations Controller, Victor Ohwodiasa, disclosed this to journalists in Eket area of the state on Thursday.

He said the filling stations and LPG outlets were sealed for offences ranging from under dispensing, operating without valid sales and storage licenses, and poor housekeeping, among others in the state.

READ ALSO: DPR clamps down on illegal filling stations in Akwa Ibom

Ohwodiasa said: “I can authoritatively tell you that we have sealed 30 filling stations and eight gas outlets for operating illegally in the state. We cannot continue to allow illegality because we don’t need accidents to occur first, we just have to be proactive instead of being reactive.

“It is going to be a continuous fight because people are constraints because of the environmental condition, economic hardship, they want to cut corners and that is why we have regulators to check them.

“We are drawing a plan to touch all the 31 LGAs of the state, cutting across not just filling stations but gas outlets so that they can have the feel of our presence in the state.”

Join the conversation

Opinions

Support Ripples Nigeria, hold up solutions journalism

Balanced, fearless journalism driven by data comes at huge financial costs.

As a media platform, we hold leadership accountable and will not trade the right to press freedom and free speech for a piece of cake.

If you like what we do, and are ready to uphold solutions journalism, kindly donate to the Ripples Nigeria cause.

Your support would help to ensure that citizens and institutions continue to have free access to credible and reliable information for societal development.

Donate Now

Investigations