Seven Fuel stations in different parts of Niger State have been shut down by the Federal Ministry of Industry, trade and investment due to faulty meter pumps used by marketers to dispense petroleum products to customers.
This was disclosed to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday by the Assistant Director, Department of weight and measures, Alhaji Ibrahim Isa, who said that the shut down stations which are in Minna,Chanchaga,Bosso,Bida,Suleja and Gurara Local government areas will all be prosecuted to serve as lesson to others.
“We have suprvised and inspected various facilities of about 100 fueling stations and some of the marketers are doing well, while some are cheating buyers.
“We had to shut down seven fueling stations cheating buyers, and we have also invited them to our office for questioning.
“We will make our findings available to our legal department, who in turn will forward the case before Federal high Court, Minna for prosecution”,he said.
The fueling stations shut down include;
Pinnacle Fueling station, Minna road, Suleja.
Mohammed Lalo Fueling station, Izom.
Halidu Gegu fueling station, Suleja.
Nipco Roundabout Suleja.
Mobil Oil and Gas station, Madalla.
Enyo Petroleum station along Kaduna road and Enyo Madalla along Rafin Sanyi in Suleja.
The Zonal Coordinator for North Central, Alhaji Labaran Rabiu added that other fueling stations will also be monitored across the zone in other to ensure strict compliance and also that the department of weight will ensure that marketers pay all the revenue that is due to the Federal government.
“we will ensure proper collection of revenue from all fueling stations across our area of supervision and promptly remit to appropriate channel”, he said.