The Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority (NMDPRA) says it would sanction fuel stations operators who alters petroleum pumps.

NMDPRA Chief Executive Mr Farouk Ahmed revealed this in a statement during an interactive session with commissioners of the Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC) today in Abuja. He stated that petrol stations caught dispensing fuel with adjusted fuel pumps would face heavy sanction.

The Chief executive added that the sanctions which are to be dished out may include revocation of operating licenses, suspension from operation or shut down depending on the gravity of the offence.

According to Mr Farouk Ahmed, adjustment of fuel pumps by filling station operators is a major concern to the oil regulatory bodies and the Federal Government.

The NMDPRA boss said that the authority would continue to collaborate with the RMAFC to generate more revenue for the federation, and called on citizens to invest in the midstream sector of the economy.