Minister of State for Petroleum, Ibe Kachikwu, has directed the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) to shut down fuel stations found hoarding petroleum products.

The minister further added that the petroleum product of such stations should be dispensed free to the public.

Making this known after visiting some retail outlets in Abuja, Kachikwu added that, “I have instructed DPR that if they discover any fuel station involved in hoarding, they should sell the products for free to customers around there.

“It is not just sealing the station that is the answer. It is penalizing them when they do these things. I hope the message goes out loud and clear.

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