- Ministry of industry said it has shut down 30 filling stations in Benin
- It said the development was because they were cheating on customers
- It also stated that it is investigating 120 more filling stations
The weight and measures department in the Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment has shut down 30 filling stations in Benin.
Nwachukwu Cordelia, chief media mythology officer of the ministry, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Benin on Friday, October 12.
Legit.ng gathers that Nwachukwu, who was in the state for a surveillance inspection in Benin, Auchi and Uromi, said that the fuel stations were shut due to faulty meter pumps used by petroleum marketers.
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She said: “We have investigated about 120 filling stations and some of the marketers are doing well, while some are cheating buyers.
“We had to shut the filling stations cheating buyers and invite them to our office for questioning.
“Most of the filling stations put the blame on tanker drivers, evaporation and task forces that are after them.”
Nwachukwu revealed that the filling stations that were shut down would be opened after an investigation about why they tightened their meter pumps.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that petroleum marketers had proposed a new pump price of N165 per litre for Premium Motor Spirit (PMS).
According to oil marketers, the price of N145 per litre was no longer sustainable as a result of the scarcity of foreign exchange to finance fuel importation.
They said this a letter submitted by the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) to the chairman, House of Representatives ad-hoc committee on review of pump price of premium motor spirit.
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