Petroleum regulatory authority to sanction filling  stations rejecting transfers, PoS


THE Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority (NMDPRA) has threatened to sanction filling stations rejecting bank transfer and use of point-of- sale (POS) machines across the country.

NMDPRA’s directive was contained in a statement issued by its General Manager, Corporate Communications and Stakeholders Management, Kimchi Apollo, on Thursday, February 9, 2023.

The regulator said it had been brought to its attention that some retail outlets were not accepting the use of PoS machines at their filling stations due to the recent cash crunch brought about by the new naira design.

It expressed concern at the recent behaviour of such retail outlets, which has been causing untold hardship to fuel consumers.

“All retail outlets are directed to ensure the free use of PoS and bank transfer for the sale of petroleum products to alleviate the suffering of customers at this critical time.

“The Authority and security agencies will be at retail outlets to ensure compliance with this directive and any filling station found violating this directive will be duly sanctioned,” the statement read.

The NMDPRA reassured the general public of its commitment to ensuring good quality service in the sale and distribution of petroleum products nationwide.

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