The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), said it licensed 147 filling stations in the Federal Capital Territory in 2018. Malam Abba Misau, the Zonal Operation Controller, disclosed this at DPR Abuja Zonal Celebration of the nation’s 2018 Independence Day, on Wednesday in Abuja.
“We have about 357 filling stations in Abuja, with our surveillance this year, we have licensed 147 filling stations and 83 out of the licensed ones are new stations,” he said.
“We also did a raid on 13 illegal filling stations in the territory; right now, five out of them have come to regularise their papers and have been fully licensed; the others are still on the process. We equally raided about 11 illegal gas stations and four of them have also regularized their registration for proper licensing,’’ he added.