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By Adedapo Adesanya

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has assured Nigerians that petroleum products would be available during the Easter holidays.

This was disclosed by the Head, Public Affairs, DPR, Mr Paul Osu, in a statement issued in Abuja on Wednesday, adding that there was product sufficiency nationwide and advised marketers against hoarding and creating artificial scarcity.

He said DPR would intensify its monitoring and surveillance of petroleum products outlets to ensure compliance with quality, quantity, integrity and safety of operations in line with its regulatory mandate.

Mr Osu advised consumers to report any infraction such as under dispensing of products to any DPR office nationwide.

He also reiterated the DPR’s commitment to safety and advised consumers to observe all necessary safety protocols in the handling of petroleum products, especially during this season and weather conditions.

Mr Osu said the regulatory agency would continue to initiate appropriate initiatives to enable business and create opportunities for investors and stakeholders in the oil and gas industry in Nigeria.

The Nigerian government had yesterday declared Friday, April 2, and Monday, April 5, 2021, public holidays to mark this year’s Easter celebration.

The Minister of Interior, Mr Rauf Aregbesola, made this announcement through the ministry’s spokesperson, Mr Mohammed Manga.

Adedapo Adesanya is a journalist, polymath, and connoisseur of everything art. When he is not writing, he has his nose buried in one of the many books or articles he has bookmarked or simply listening to good music with a bottle of beer or wine. He supports the greatest club in the world, Manchester United F.C.

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