DPR warns motorists against use of mobile phones in petrol stations


As a measure to avoid fire outbreak in filling stations, the Department of Petroleum Resources, DPR, on Monday warned motorists in the country against using mobile phones while in petrol stations.
The Osun State’s DPR Operation Manager, Olusegun Daboh gave the warning in Osogbo, the state capital.

Daboh while explaining the consequences, stated that the usage of mobile phones while refuelling at filling stations could spark off a fire outbreak.

Speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, Daboh said using mobile phones in filling stations is dangerous because “petrol is highly inflammable’’.

He therefore appealed to motorists to always turn off their car engines for their safety and others before refuelling.

Daboh further warned that marketers operating filling stations with expired license, selling above the regulated pump price and under-dispensing would be sanctioned.

He stated that any unwholesome practice by petroleum marketers should be reported to the DPR office for appropriate action.

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