The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), Katsina State Field Office, says it will ensure petrol is sold at the government-approved price in the state.
The government-approved price is from N162 to N165 per litre.
The Controller of DPR in Katsina Field Office, Mr Muhammad Abdurahaman, made the pledge in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Katsina on Friday.
Abulrahaman said that some major petroleum marketers in the state were selling petrol beyond the approved price.
“We are told that dealers normally sell the product at 6:00 a m and close around 9:00 a.m. because they don’t want to sell at the government-approved price.
“We will not tolerate this act, this is sabotage, we will make sure that all major dealers comply.
The government official price is from N162 to N165 per litre.
“We will make sure that fuel is sold to the right people at the right places and at the right time,” he said.
The controller urged members of the public to report any filling station selling the product above the government-approved price.
Abdurahaman said that some petrol stations were recently sealed for selling above the official price in Katsina Town.
He said that the owners of the stations were penalized and asked to write an undertaking promising to be doing the right thing.
The source reports that some petrol stations were sealed on Monday for selling petrol between N170 and N180 per litre.