Weighing and Measuring Department of the Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment on Tuesday in Abuja sealed 14 pumps at six petrol filling stations for alleged under dispensing of fuel to motorists.
The enforcement team, led by the department’s Acting Director, Mr Mohammed Sidi-Sada, sealed the stations for allegedly manipulating their meters and cheating on motorists.
He said the ministry was out to ensure strict compliance with the Federal Government’s directive on reduction of pump price of fuel from N97 to N87 per litre.
He said although the stations visited complied with the directive by adjusting their meters to N87 per litre, they were still defrauding the motorists by under dispensing of fuel to them.
The stations sealed included Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), ConOil Area1, Fortre Oil, AY Ashafa both in Gudu District, Oando Jama’are close, and Advanced Link both in Area 11.
According to him, NNPC station in Gudu has one of its pumps sealed for short changing motorists with 3.1 litres on 20 litres, while four pumps were sealed at Fortre Oil for cheating customers with 6.1litres on 20 litres.