The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has sanctioned 26 filling stations in Kano State and Jigawa for various offences.
This was made known on Sunday by the Comptroller in charge of the two states, Alhaji Isa Tafida, while speaking with reporters in Kano, shortly after monitoring fuel sales at some filling stations.
According to him, 10 out of the defaulting stations were caught by DPR officials selling petrol at odd hours of the night. The defaulting stations were fined according to the magnitude of their offences.
He warned marketers to desist from selling fuel at odd hours or be ready to face severe sanctions.
The DPR chief stressed that pump price of fuel at retail outlets remained N86.50k per litre, noting that any marketer found selling above the approved price would be punished.
Observations reveal that supply of petroleum products in Kano had improved significantly, following the efforts of stakeholders.