Mr Abba Misau, Abuja Zonal Controller of the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) on Monday challenged the claim that there were over 2,000 illegal filling stations operating across the country, Daily Trust reports.
The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) had on Jan. 14, advocated immediate demolition of over 2,000 identified illegal filling stations operating across the country, to check the persistent scarcity of petroleum products. The Chairman of Board of Trustees of IPMAN, Alhaji Aminu Abdulkadir, gave the suggestion when he fielded questions from State House correspondents in Abuja.
Reacting, the zonal controller however said the IPMAN’s claim was untrue. He queried how IPMAN was able to cumulate the figure, saying “how did IPMAN come about the figure? They should give us the list. If IPMAN has the list of the 2,000 filling stations they should give it to us, we will act on it and go after the stations. That is our job.’’