In Katsina State, the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) threatened to sanction any filling station found selling the product above the government regulated price of N125.
The acting Controller of Operations in the state, Malam Aminu Sanusi stated this on Monday after a tour to four filling stations in the state capital to ensure total compliance.
According to him, the agency uses the Seraphin can to measure petrol dispensed by filling stations who might want to engage in fraudulent activities.
Sanusi remarked that there are a lot of sanctions at his disposal to be meted out to defaulters.
“Any defaulter, we have a lot of protocol of sanctions that we do to any defaulter. If we find out that you are still selling above the pump price, there are sanctions.
“Each pump that we find you are selling above the government regulated price, we are going to charge you N100, 000 per pump.
“So if you have 10 pumps and they are all selling above pump price, you will have to pay N1million, depending on the number of pumps that we catch selling above the price,” he stated.
Surveillance has been mounted to ensure the directives is carried out to the latter in compliance with the Federal Government.
While acknowledging that the state had since complied with the new Federal Government’s directive, he assured that no petroleum marketer will be allowed to violate it.
This is the fifth day sequel to the Federal Government’s approved reduction of the pump price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), from N145 with immediate effect.