The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) in Bauchi state has sought police collaboration to enable it enforce regulations laid down for filling stations. State DPR Comptroller Iliyasu Abdullahi sought the collaboration Thursday when he paid a courtesy visit to the state commissioner of police Sylvester Abiodun Alabi.
He said collaboration between the department and the police would help in the enforcement of its regulations and provide security to the 528 existing filling stations in the state. According to him, the agency always adheres to the standard operational procedures while granting licenses for establishing petrol and gas stations to ensure strict compliance with extant regulations.
The DPR boss noted that in view of the implementation of the operational codes coupled with the availability of registered retail outlets, the state has not experienced fuel scarcity for a long time. Responding, the commissioner of police Sylvester Abiodun Alabi who appreciated the department for the visit assured that the police under his watch would ensure strong synergy with the department to enable it discharge its mandate diligently.
He advised the department on the need to intensify efforts to checkmate bad practices in some petrol stations, stressing that they would continue to support their operations.