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.