The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) on Thursday commended petroleum marketers in Zamfara for complying with Federal Government’s directive on the reduction of petrol pump price to N125 per litre.
The Controller, Gusau DPR Field Office, Mr Yusuf Shehu gave the commendation while on a routine surveillance patrol in Gusau.
“We are on surveillance patrol to filling stations to ensure the level of compliance by marketers with regard to new official pump price of petrol announced by the government.
“We commend the petroleum marketers for complying with the federal directives, to reduce petrol pump price from N145 to N125.
“We observe that almost 70 per cent of filling stations visited are selling the commodity at N125, as directed by the government, while the remaining 30 per cent have exhausted their products,” he said.
According to him, the exercise will be continuous; we will continue to monitor the level of compliance across the state.
He advised members of the public not to panic because of COVID-19, saying that despite the challenges the government would make sure that the products were made available to Nigerians.
The DPR official threatened to deal with any marketer found to be violating the government’s directives, in line with the rules and regulations of the department.