The Nigerian midstream and downstream petroleum regulatory authority (NMDPRA), Osogbo, on Thursday sealed eight filling stations in the state for selling premium motor spirit(PMS) aboved government approved pump price.
The Osun Coordinator of the agency, Mr Kunle Adeyemo, said this after a routine surveillance of the agency to filling stations in Osogbo, the capital.
Adeyemo said the essence of the surveillance was to sensitise the public that the pump price of petroleum as approved by the Federal Government had not changed.
He said that the surveillance operation would continue on a daily basis until all marketers within the state revert to the government approved price for PMS.
“We are out basically because prices of fuel are getting erratic and we are trying to tell the people that there is a specific price for petroleum and government has not changed it.
“We want to ensure that every filling station in the state adheres strictly to the official price of between N179/N180 per litre”, he said.
Adeyemo said that the affected filling stations were sealed for selling above the official pump rice.
He said the agency would continue to work round the clock to ensure that the masses were not in any way cheated by petroleum marketers.
The Coordinator appealed to the general public to always report sharp practices by petroleum marketers at the NMDPRA office in Osogbo for appropriate action.