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DPR reacts to emergence of queues at fuel stations, warns marketers against hoarding product

The Department of Petroleum Resources, DPR, has reacted to news of petrol marketers who are hoarding products. It would not hesitate to take appropriate measurement to deal with anyone found guilty.

Director of DPR, Mr. Sarki Auwalu, made this known in a statement made available to newsmen on Tuesday in Lagos.

According to the director, they needed to issue the warning as queues were beginning to emerge in many petrol retail outlets in some states.

Newsmen gathered that black marketers of Petrol emerge at major highways at the Federal Capital Territory owing to the scarcity of purchase from fuel stations.

Auwalu, in his statement, said from records made available there’s enough petrol product to serve the country, and there’s no need to hoard any petroleum product.

“The DPR will not hesitate to apply appropriate sanctions on any outlet found wanting in this regard.

“The regulatory agency has set up a special task force to intensify surveillance and monitoring of all retail outlets and depots nationwide to check the anomaly,” he warned.

He then advised and encourage the public to desist from panic buying.

Auwalu further says the Department of Petrol Resources will continue to give regulatory provisions, quality, quantity, integrity, and safety measures to keep the downstream sector running.

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