Kano Controller, Department of Petroleum Product( DPR), Alhaji Sayyadi Suleiman Abubakar has revealed that Nigerian Marketers now import AGO and Liquefied Petroleum Gas(LPG) from neighboring OPEC member , Niger Republic.
Briefing Reporters in his office on the activities of his department, Alhaji Sayyadi Suleiman Abubakar explain that the two products are in the exclusive list of deregulated items, adding that “it could be acquired from anywhere and sold in the Nigerian market.
Sayyadi Suleiman Abubakar said that such importation does not attract any financial commitment from the federal Government, maintaining that the DPR does not regulate their market prices unlike Premium Motor Spirit (PMS).
The Controller who responded to a question on whether the Department has the power to regulate prices said, “yes, Nigeria now imports AGO, that is Diesel, and LPG, otherwise known as Gas from Niger Republic, and I want to state clearly that this venture does not attract any financial commitment from the federal Government”.
Alhaji Sayyadi Suleiman Abubakar further revealed that the Department has sealed no fewer than 10 service station and destroyed two illegal fuel dumps within and around Kano, in the last couple of weeks for selling the products above official pump price further stated that the “affected company were appropriately sanctioned.”