Operators of petrol filling stations in Edo state have been given two weeks ultimatum to regularize and renew their operating licenses or face severe measures.
The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) says failure to carry out this directive by any of the operators will result in their facing the full weight of the law.
Maynard Oriafo, Edo state Head of DPR, who disclose this to newsmen, said the new directive is aimed at ensuring that retail outlets conform to rules, and that anyone who violates it is deemed to be carrying out illegal activities.
Oriafo led some officials of the agency to some filling stations in Benin-City.
In the course of the monitoring operation a filling station, Petom Oil and Gas, situated along Benin-Lagos Express way, was sealed up.
He said the tour is in furtherance of compliance with the new federal government directives that fuel be sold at N135 to N145 per liter.
Acording to him “Any offender who violate the official pump price will have his station sealed, license suspended, while repeated offenders will have theirs revoked.”