NMDPRA to Shut Down Unlicensed Filling Stations, Gas Plants in Kogi From June 1

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The Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority (NMDPRA) has concluded plans to shut down petrol filling stations and gas plants operating in Kogi state without license by June 1st 2023.

The State Coordinator of NMDPRA, Engr. Ogbe Orits Godwin, made this known during a press conference in Lokoja on Thursday.

Godwin added that said any station or plant that failed to renew their license would be be shut down immediately.

He explained that this was the directive given by the Executive Director, Distribution System, Storage and Retailing Infrastructure (DSSRI) of the NMDPRA, Ogbugo Ukoha, at a stakeholders meeting held in Abuja.

He added that circulars have been sent to this effect as any one found wanting will also be penalized.

“It has come to our notice that some fuel stations and gas plant have been operating illegally in the state. Some have not renewed their licence while others we learnt don’t have. We have engaged them on several meetings on the need to do the needful.

“That is why a directive from our headquarter has given June 1st 2023 as the deadline. Any one who fails to get their license or renew it before the deadline will be shut down and also penalized,” he said.

He admonished petroleum and gas plant marketers in Kogi State to do the needful and validate their license as enshrined in the Petroleum Inspectorate Act (PIA).

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