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Insecurity: DPR to Regulate Sales of PMS to Motorists, Others in Sokoto – Controller

by Isiyaku Ahmed
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The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) will continue to ensure compliance by petroleum marketers on the recently signed executive order by Governor Aminu Tambuwal on the sales and marketing of petroleum amidst rising insecurity in the state.

The Operation Controller in charge of Sokoto and Kebbi states, Alhaji Musa Zarumi disclosed to Stallion Times in an exclusive interview on the alleged division of the commodity by some marketers in the zone. 

He said the DPR would not compromise measures aimed at stabilizing its regulatory roles on petroleum products in the two states.

Zarumi further said the Department was concerned with quality control and correct measures on all petroleum products LPG inclusive.

“We are in charge of all petroleum products and activities, as such we need a conducive working environment,“ Zarumi said.

According to him, all products billed for the two states must be certified to meet quality before sales at all retail outlets.

DPR is on the trajectory of zero tolerance for diversion, adding that” we are always on top of the situation, “while disclosing that there were limits to sales of PMS in Jerry- Cans stated the controller.

“If a marketer with filling stations facility that cannot measure up to the licensed capacity and has a facility elsewhere that can accommodate the product, he will have to apply to DPR for reprogramming approval and upon approval, the marketer can move the commodity to the new destination,” Zarumi explained.

He warned that all intercepted PMS products suspected for diversion, must undergo due process of quality certification before sales to the public to avoid adulteration and unforeseen dangers.

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