30 filling stations shut down in Benin for cheating customers
The Weight and Measures Department in the Federal Ministry of Industry , Trade and Investment has shut down 30 filling stations in Benin .
Nwachukwu Cordelia , Chief Media Mythology Officer of the Federal Ministry of Industry Trade and Investment , disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Benin on Friday.
Nwachukwu , who was in the state for a surveillance inspection in Benin , Auchi and Uromi, said that the fuel stations were shut due to faulty meter pumps used by petroleum marketers.
“ We have investigated about 120 filling stations and some of the marketers are doing well, while some are cheating buyers.
“ We had to shut the filling stations cheating buyers and invite them to our office for questioning.
“ Most of the filling stations put the blame on tanker drivers , evaporation and task forces that are after them ,” she said .
Nwachukwu revealed that the filling stations that were shut down would be opened after an investigation about why they tightened their meter pumps .