How DPR recovered 114,000 litres of diverted petrol

By ANDREW OJIEZEL


As the battle against illegal diversion of fuel hots up, the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has announced that it recovered 114,000 litres of petrol diverted by three filling stations in Yola, Adamawa.

Mr. Musa Akenn, the DPR Controller of Operations in Adamawa and Taraba States confirmed this to newsmen on Friday in Yola.

Akenn said that the recovered product was sold to motorists at official pump price of N86. 50.

Speaking on the development, Mr Ibrahim Gayus, the Secretary of the state Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) admonished its members to desist from the act.

Gayus urged members of the association to support the Federal Government’s efforts to ensure steady supply of the product nationwide.

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