Wednesday, November 6, 2019

13 illegal petrol stations sealed in Akwa Ibom

About 13 filling stations have been sealed off by the Department of Petroleum Resources, DPR, Eket Field Office, in Akwa Ibom State for acts of illegality and non-renewal of licenses.

The DPR Operations Controller in the state, Mr Tamunoiminabo Kingsley-Sundaye, told News Agency of Nigeria, NAN on Wednesday in Uyo that the stations were shut during a routine surveillance on petrol stations.

Kingsley-Sundaye said the filling stations were sealed in Uyo, Essien Udim, Ikot Ekpene, Abak, Etim, Ika Local Government Areas of the state.

He explained that out of the 13 stations sealed, seven were sealed for non-approval to build or operate the stations while six did not renew their licenses.

“Seven of them do not have approval to build filling stations.