Fuel scarcity: 129,000 litres of fuel diverted from Abuja on Friday – DPR

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Fuel Scarcity

Mr Mohammed Saidu, Head Public Affairs Unit of the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) says petroleum marketers diverted 129,000 liters of petrol from Abuja on Friday.

Saidu, who revealed this to newsmen after monitoring the stations, added that some of the erring filling stations had been given a total fine of more than N30.5 million.

According to him, more intelligence units are liaising with the public to get information for on-the-spot checks since the scarcity began.

Saidu said the products were being diverted without the knowledge of security agents, who have no mechanism to check amount off loaded at filling stations.

”We now have an intelligence measure that ensures that even if one litre of petrol is diverted, the station is penalised. We have a way of tracing it.

”Through this means, we were able to get to Bulasawa, that remote area behind the…



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