The Eket workplace of the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), says it had found 50 illegal filling stations in the state.
Tamunoiminabo Kingsley-Sundaye, the Operations Controller of DPR in Akwa Ibom defined that the illegal filling stations refused to acquire Federal Authorities licenses nor comply with due course of in their development. He added that the filling stations had been constructed with out applicable approval by the division in the state.
“There are 50 illegal filling stations in the state. We have now come to a degree in this nation the place folks have determined to do issues which can be incorrect. After I resume a 12 months in the past, we noticed that there are some gasoline stations which can be constructed with out applicable approvals from the division,” he mentioned.
He mentioned that when constructing filling stations, there are issues which can be thought-about reminiscent of engineering design, security, earth concerns and social economic system of the realm. He condemned entrepreneurs that construct filling stations that share boundaries with markets, faculties, hospitals, saying that such stations would have an effect on the economic system of the realm. He warned entrepreneurs that website filling stations earlier than coming to DPR for consideration to desist from it.
He mentioned that the division had sensitised the entrepreneurs who’re concerned to return to DPR workplace for reassessment and applicable documentation. “We have now compiled these names and ship them to the Nigerian Safety and Civil Protection Corps (NSCDC) to take applicable actions,” he mentioned.
Kingsley-Sundaye mentioned that the division was working with legislation enforcement businesses and the state authorities to dismantle illegal filling stations in the state. “We are going to work with the state authorities to dismantle illegal filling stations in the state and the division was working in the direction of getting rid of these stations,” Kingsley-Sundaye mentioned.