Fuel Stations Yet to Comply with New PMS Directive

By Lawrence Afolabi/ Ilorin

Twenty four hours after directive by the federal government on reduction of pump price of Premium Motor Spirit, PMS otherwise called petrol, filling Stations in Ilorin the Kwara State Capital are yet to comply with the directive to immediately reduce the pump price from One Hundred and forty-five naira to One hundred and twenty-five naira per litre.

Radio Nigeria Correspondents who visited and interacted with some owners and attendants of some filling stations in Ilorin said majority of the filling stations claimed they are yet to receive directive “from the top” on the price reduction.

The Operation Controller, Department of Petroleum Resources DPR, in Kwara State, Mr Sule Yusuf in a an interview with Radio Nigeria had warned filling stations operators in the state to comply with the new reduction in pump price of petrol, without any further delay.

Mr Yusuf stated said the implementation takes immediate effect as announced by the federal Government, saying no excuse is tenable for the product to be sold at one hundred and forty five naira after the announcement.

The DPR boss said any station who fails to comply with the new pump price would be sanctioned according to the law.

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