DPR seals off 20 petrol stations in Plateau
rom Christiana Gokyo, Jos
About 20 illegal filling stations in Plateau State have been sealed off by the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) in Jos, the capital of the state.
The Operations Controller of the DPR Jos Field Office, Jerome Agada, confirmed this to in Jos.
He said, some of the retail outlets visited did not have the required permit to operate while some do not conform to technical and electrical specifications required as well as structural construction for such facility.
Our correspondent reports that18 persons were also arrested for operating the various illegal retail outlets.
Mr. Agada further explained that the exercise was part of measures to ensure sanity in the petroleum retail outlet business as well as compel operators to comply with rules and regulations in providing efficient services to the public.