The Ibadan Field Office of the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has assured Nigerians that it has intensified surveillance to check the ongoing hoarding and diversion of petroleum products.
According to the Controller Operations, DPR Ibadan Field Office, Mr. Oluyemi Olaonipekun, with the quantity of products being pushed out, there ought not to be scarcity.
Speaking to newsmen in Ibadan on Monday, Olaonipekun revealed that DPR recently sealed five petrol stations suspected to be hoarding the Premium Motor Spirit (PMS).
He said: “We noticed that there ought not to be scarcity, especially with quantity of products being pushed out, so we intensified surveillance.
“We suspected that the stations were hoarding products, they refused to sell, and refused our efforts to dip into their tanks.
“Apart from ensuring that hoarding does not work, we shall ensure that sharp practices such as pump adjustment are stamped out.”