The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Lagos State, has shutdown 13 petrol stations on Sunday, for allegedly readjusting their pumps in order to under dispense petroleum products.
The NSCDC Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Lagos state Command, Miss Kenny Bada, made this known in Lagos while speaking to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
Miss Bada revealed that, the NSCDC had worked hand in hand with the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) to carry out the exercise.
“The men of NSCDC, through its Intelligence Department, uncovered 13 filling stations in Badagry axis known for selling petroleum products to unsuspecting public below the stipulated dispensing measurement.
“These filling stations were sealed on Jan. 5, 2017.
“They include Falcons Filling Station at MTN Bus Stop; Royal Stream filling station at Mowo extension, Energy filling station at Mowo and Labs filling station, Mowo.
“Also sealed are Energy filling station and Ramos filling station, Aradagun and two Total filling stations at Toga.
“Others are MRS filling station at Toga, JINMS filling station at Badagry Roundabout, Jackson filling station at Seme-Badagry, Olubisi Obinja Nig. Ltd at Joseph Dosu Way, and Nybo filling station Sawmill Bus Stop,” she the NSCDC PRO.
Bada went in to say that the operation was made possible because if the vigilance and intelligence gathering by the men of the corps.
“The Commandant of Lagos State NSCDC, Tajudeen Balogun said, it is not the duty of the corps to seal up filling stations found to be involved in malpractices.”
“Hence, the need for collaboration with the DPR, statutorily mandated to carry out this exercise.”
The NSCDC PRO went on to call on the general public to promptly report any suspected act of pump readjustment to the NSCDC or the DPR, so as to forestall for any form of dubious activities by petrol stations in Lagos state.