LAGOS: THE Weights and Measures Department of the Federal Ministry of Trade and Investment has warned fuel marketers against shortchanging consumers.
This follows the closure of five dispensing pumps of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Station Wuse II, Abuja for under dispensing petroleum products to customers.
The Ag: Director, Weights and Measures, Engr Mohammed Sidi, told media during an inspection in the area he was disappointed the filling station was shortchanging motorists. He said his department would thus embark on such exercise in other areas to ensure the marketers conformed with fairness and standards.
“We will not relent on our official duty to ensure that marketers conform to integrity, fairness and accuracy in dispensing PMS (petrol) to customers. We shall continue to use media to educate marketers and the general public so that they would be alert to the need to become conscious of measurement and standards as law prescribed,” said Sidi.
According to the department, during the inspection at the NNPC filing station Wuse II, it was discovered the dispensing pumps at the station short-changed customers from their five dispensing pump by 3,22 litres for every 20 litres of PMS while others dispensing pumps dispensed 16, 62 litres, 17,28 litres and 16,97 litres for every 20 litres.
Bolaji Kazeem, Department Spokesperson, other filing stations inspected by the team were Conoil Area 1, AYM SHAFA Ltd, Apo Gudu, NNPC Apo Gudu II and Advanced Link fuel station where one or two dispensing pumps were sealed for re-calibration and others where within tolerance level stipulated by law.
SOURCE: CAJ NEWS AGENCY