Motorists jubilated on Monday at Mani Petrol Station, Mowe, Ogun State because the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), turned Santa Claus and supplied them free petrol.
The free gas by the DPR was the results of a sanction imposed on the proprietor of the station, who had ignored an earlier warning to dispense gas on the regulated worth of N145.
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), stories that Head of Operations, DPR workplace within the state, Kasali Akinade, had earlier visited the station to warn the proprietor to begin promoting on the accepted pump worth.
NAN additionally stories that DPR officers needed to return to sanction the proprietor as a result of he refused to adjust to their earlier directive.
Kasali mentioned it had develop into crucial for him to make a “scapegoat” out of the station, in order to function a deterrent to others across the space.
He questioned why folks would need to make life troublesome for fellow residents, saying the division has zero tolerance for such act of indiscipline.
“We received a tip-off that they’re hoarding and promoting at N220 per litre. We got here right here and instructed him to begin promoting on the accepted pump worth and forgave him for what he did.
“But as quickly as we left his station, he reverted again to the previous worth and even stopped promoting. We needed to flip again and make a scapegoat out of him.
“This will serve as a deterrent to others because we treated him as a gentleman at first, but he decided to sabotage the efforts of the federal government,” he mentioned.
He suggested different entrepreneurs to give up short-changing the general public, saying if they’ve any grievances, they need to channel it to the suitable quarters somewhat than taking it out on the lots.
Some prospects who spoke with NAN expressed their pleasure on the DPR’s intervention, saying they wanted such acts whereas additionally advising correct monitoring on the a part of the authorities.
NAN stories that different stations visited that had been hitherto not promoting had been made to begin promoting simply as those that had been promoting above pump worth had been made to revert to the conventional worth of N145 per litre. (NAN)