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NNPC mega station caught selling fuel with inaccurate pumps
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By Abel Krabee
September 13, 2017 16:27:20pm GMT      |      Views: 458
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WorldStage Newsonline-- The Weights and Measures unit of the Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment has sealed the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) mega station along Murtala Mohammed Highway in Calabar along with Basumoh, Hyde and Darell-B filling stations over selling to the public with inaccurate pumps.

Head of Weights and Measures in the Ministry, Engr. Ibrahim Isah, who carried out the inspection across filling stations in Calabar, the NNPC mega station which was supposed to take the lead in dispensing accurate litres of fuel to customers, was leaving below expectations.

Expressing shock over the activities of some oil marketers in the state while sealing the NNPC mega station, Isah said that his mission to the state was to check the accuracy of dispensing pumps and to find out if oil marketers in the state had paid their statutory fees.

He said,  “My surprise is at the NNPC mega station, we found out that at each pump of 20 litres delivery, they are short-charging customers at minus 1.1 and 1.3 litres.

“That shows that if you buy 20 litres from the mega station, they are only giving you 18.9 and some are giving you 18.6 litres. For this to be coming out from a big station like NNPC is condemnable.

“Other filling stations are also involved in the bad act, but the one of NNPC is the worst.

“Some customers may be deceived that NNPC is dispensing accurate litres, but the reverse is the case because all their 20 pumps are not accurate except one."

He therefore urged petroleum marketers in the state to pay their verification and statutory fees, as the present administration was serious about revenue generation, saying, failure to pay the statutory fee will attract necessary sanctions to defaulters. 

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