Fuel Situation Report: DPR launches 59 Phone Numbers to Call

Fuel Situation Report: DPR launches 59 Phone Numbers to Call

#FuelScarcity2017

A subsidiary of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Department Petroleum Resources (DPR), has launched fifty-nine (59) telephone numbers for Nigerians to call if they found filling stations hoarding o selling above official price of N145 in their area.

The move followed the recent fuel scarcity in the country. “We’re monitoring the fuel supply situation across the country. Reports coming in from Lagos and Abuja suggest queues are abating,” DPR said in a tweet.

Before launching the Fuel Situation U-Report, DPR stated that some fuel marketers were found to be diverting or hoarding petroleum products, thereby complicating the situation.

Head of Public Affairs Unit of the Abuja office of the DPR, Mr. Mohammed Saidu, explained that shortly after the DPR concluded its recent round of inspections on petrol stations in Abuja and its environs, about about 129,000 litres of petrol were found to have been diverted by marketers within Abuja region, while a combined fine of N30.5 million were levied on three of such stations to be paid into the Treasury Single Account, TSA, of the Federal Government.

How to report Fuel Scarcity in your area

There are two ways to report fuel situation in your area in to report unethical behavior by marketers and filling stations.

On twitter, use the hashtag #fuelsituation by including your location

By calling any of the nearest DPR zonal office close to your state.

Fuel Situation Telephone numbers to call to report hoarding or selling of fuel above official pump price

Here is the list of DPR zonal/field offices operations contact telephone numbers nationwide you can report to:

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LAGOS —08070690616, 08056696571, 08028880680

PORT-HARCOURT —08056696580, 08033048596, 08063635390

WARRI —08070690617, 08034417486, 08038738359

OWERRI —08070690611, 08082097518, 08036676057

KADUNA —08070690624

ABUJA — 08058368253, 08113952176, 08057495196

CALABAR —08056696566

MAIDUGURI —08070690650, 08056497091, 08113952126

EKET – 08056497057, 08037512821

ENUGU – 08113936388, 08033117125

GOMBE —08074177277, 08184946846

JOS —08056696568, 08039686814

IBADAN —08056497407, 08038133727

ABEOKUTA —08033063563, 08033015016

BAUCHI- 08033098282, 08023557840

GUSAU —08056696561, 08033120307

LOKOJA —08055202657, 08113952121

AKURE —08056497117

SOKOTO —08056696560, 08096484890

YOLA – 08058298831, 08030776399, 08023035884

MAKU ROI —08034071267, 08113952139

UMUAHIA —08085847527

YENAGOA —08113952167, 08113936405

KATSINA —08070690635, 08039686814, 08079903870

ILORIN —08150618402, 09053992112

KANO —08070690624, 08033208278

BENIN —08113936390, 07038646578

MINNA – 08056696578

Fuel Situation U-Report

Meanwhile, the approach is yielding positive result from across the country, as Nigerians have taken to twitter to report the situation in their area.

Some of their reports include:

@binhafsat :

“Currently in Kubwa, near Railway station , a fuel station was trapped by DPR officials bcos of their unethical behavior .#fuelsituation

Another user says:

#fuelsituation I wish to inform u that there is a black market depot in my neighborhood @ 29 Deeper Life Road, Ubeji, Warri, Delta State. Here trucks come to off load there content in drums to d black marketers under d supervision of law enforcement agents.”

‏ @RandLconsults

#fuelsituation we cannot continue like this, some mkters and DPR officers should be prosecuted for sabotaging govt efforts”

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@larikewuyo

#fuelsituation filling stations are still under lock and key at Ologuneru, eruwa road, ido LGA, Ibadan, Oyo state. I mean no station is selling as at this afternoon. We have like 15 petrol stations on this axis. Sukurah at eleyele sold #240 yesterday

@Adeolaadeniyi3

#fuelsituation Ib. queues only at stations selling control price but no qu The Department of Petroleum Resources, DPR, yesterday, accused petroleum marketers of hoarding and diversion of Premium Motor Spirit, PMS, also known as petrol, thereby fuelling the scarcity of the commodity across the country
Abdullahi Olatunji Bello‏  @aobello suggests that informants should be compensated with proceeds:

#fuelsituation I strongly suggest the principle of Whistle blower where proceeds of hoarded fuel goes to NNPC and informants compensated…

@LOghuvwu

#fuelsituation This black market depot has been operating since the beginning of the year. It happens right in the middle of the road. They liter the whole ground with oil and store drums of diesel in an open area thereby putting our lives at risk.

Infobase Take:

Fuel scarcity is gradually becoming a recurrent situation in Nigeria during festive period. Already, it’s been speculated that the scarcity is a calculated attempt by the Federal Government to increase the pump price, a rumour FG debunked.

We hope the government steps in to solve the problem.

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