The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), Eket Field Office, Akwa Ibom State, said service stations in the state, which violated the sealing order, must pay a fine of N1 million to the Single Treasury Account of the Federal Government (TSA).
He added that about 32 service stations were sanctioned for several crimes between July 23 and 26 in the state.
DPR Operations Controller Mr. Tamunoiminabo Kingsley-Sundaye, who revealed this in an interview with journalists in the Eket local government area on Wednesday, said service stations were sanctioned for various crimes, such as lack of dispensation. , violation of the DPR seal, no renewal of DPR licenses, and poor health status.
Kingsley-Sunday noted that Em-asset and Safetech Nigeria Limited had violated the DPR seal order, saying that Safetech was first built without the relevant approvals and that the station was sealed for operating illegally.
His words, “In the state of Akwa Ibom, last week, some service stations were put in order of sealing for committing one crime or another.
“The service stations that violated the seal order would pay a fine of N1million to the Single Treasury Account of the Federal Government.”
He said the department had written to the Nigerian Corporation for Security and Civil Defense (NSCDC) to control service stations that violate the sealing order.
Kingsley-Sunday said that if those service stations are operating their regular business, NSCDC would arrest them and prosecute them according to Nigerian law. He warned the bomb attendants to give up the sharp practices that would harm members of the public.