The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) in Akwa Ibom State on Wednesday has said filling stations with the violated seal order must pay a fine of N1 million to the Federal Government Treasury Single Account (TSA).
The Operations Controller of DPR, Tamunoiminabo Kingsley-Sundaye, who disclosed this in an interview with newsmen in Eket Local Government Area, said the filling stations were sanctioned for various offenses such as under-dispensing, violation of DPR seal, non-renewal of DPR licenses, and poor sanitary status.
Kingsley-Sundaye noted that Em-sset and Safetech Nigeria Limited had violated DPR seal order, saying that Safetech was first built without relevant approvals and the station was sealed for operating illegally.
While speaking at Akwa Ibom last week, he said some filling stations were put on seal order for committing one offense or the other.
According to him, he said that about 32 filling stations were sanctioned for various offenses between July 23 to 26 in the state
“those filling stations that violated seal order would pay a fine of N1million to Federal Government Treasury Single Account.”
He further stated that the department had written to the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corp (NSCDC) to checkmate those filling stations that violate seal order.
he said that if those filling stations are operating their normal businesses, NSCDC would arrest and prosecute them according to Nigerian law.
He warned pump attendants to desist from sharp practices that would shortchange members of the public.