By Austin Ajayi, Yola
Following the petrol pump price approved by President Muhammadu Buhari on the 1st of June, 2020, most fuel stations in Yola metropolise have adjusted to the pump price as at Monday morning.
Our correspondent in Yola, who went out to monitor the compliance level, reports that as at last weekend only few stations had adjusted their meters to the between N121 to N123.50 as directed by the Federal government, while NNPC mega station had not as at last weekend.
In MRS and Jersco Filling stations along Numan road in Yola, pump attenders were seen dispensing PMS product at N120 per liters.
While in some fuel stations at the outskirt of the town, the pump price still read N125.00 per liter. One of the fuel attendant who pleaded anonymity said they are still waiting for their pump engineers to come and adjust the machine.
When contacted on this development, the Controller, Department of Petroleum Resources, Adamawa State, Mr. Sadiq Ibrahim said, “l got a directive only last Friday after close of work but me and the head of operations went out on inspection to see the level of compliance to advised them to change to the new price”.
According to him “We inspected sixteen fuel stations within the metropolis, eight were selling at N120 while the other eight sold at the maximum price of N23.5”
We also observed that some had not adjusted at all but because we had not gotten the directive then, we could not effect the penalty for non compliance.
“However, like you can see today, we came out to witness the inspection, this fuel station we are now, as at Friday were selling at the old price, we advised the manger to comply and today without notice that we are coming, they took to the advice.
“We have dispatched our monitoring team to go outside the state capital, we are waiting for their reports”, he added.
The DPR boss in Adamawa also added that, the success recorded in the first price reduction of fuel was as result of consultations the DPR have been having with stakeholders in the state.
“We will continue to do this to service the state better”.
He called on fuel stations owners to comply with the directive of new pump price to avoid the penalty, stressing that they will not spear any fuel station that sells above the approved price.