Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Easter: DPR assures Nigerians of petrol availability

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Rayyan Alhassan is a graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or www.facebook.com/RayyanAlhassan, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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The Department for Petroleum Resources, DPR, has assured Nigerians of adequate supply of petroleum products before, during and after the Easter.

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Paul Osu, Head, Public Affairs, DPR made this known in a statement issued on Wednesday in Lagos.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Federal Government had declared April 2 and April 5 as public holidays to mark the celebration.

Mr Osu said that there was product sufficiency nationwide and advised marketers against hoarding and creating artificial scarcity.

He said DPR would intensify its monitoring and surveillance of petroleum products outlets to ensure compliance with quality, quantity, integrity and safety of operations in line with its regulatory mandate.

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Mr Osu advised consumers to report any infraction such as under dispensing of products to any DPR office nationwide.

He also reiterated the DPR’s commitment to safety and advised consumers to observe all necessary safety protocols in the handling of petroleum products, especially at this season of harmattan.

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Mr Osu said the regulatory agency would continue to initiate appropriate initiatives to enable business and create opportunities for investors and stakeholders in the oil and gas industry in Nigeria.


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