The Department of Petroleum Resources said it is taking steps to ensure movement during the festive season is not marred by the activities of smugglers of petroleum products.
The agency disclosed during its visit to filling stations in border towns, to monitor the strict compliance with the federal government’s directive on the suspension of the sale of fuel.
Adamawa State in the last three years has experienced petroleum products scarcity, especially during the yuletide.
Smugglers often divert the products through communities around the border. But this year may be different, considering the Presidential directive on the suspension of fuel to filling stations, in border towns.
The head of DPR in Adamawa and Taraba States and his team are out on tour to some filling stations within the bordering communities for first hand information.
Ibrahim Ciroma noted that before border closure, Adamawa received 100 trucks of fuel daily but the supply had dropped to between 30-40 trucks.
Mr Ciroma said that while compliance by filling stations in prohibited areas has been fully effected, measures are also being taken to ensure that other filling stations not within the Prohibited zones, are dispensing petroleum products.
This will enable people in the prohibited zones, easily get fuel without travelling long distances.