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Accept payment through PoS or face sanctions, NMDPRA tells retail outlets

The Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority (NMDPRA), has directed retail outlets to accept the use of Point of Sale (PoS) machines for payment by customers.

The regulator warned that it would sanction retail outlets found not complying with the directive.

It has come to the attention of the Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority (NMDPRA) that some retail outlets are not accepting the use of Point of Sale (POS) machines at their filling stations due to the recent cash crunch brought about by the new Naira design.

A statement signed by General Manager, Corporate Communications & Stakeholders Management of the Authority, Kimchi Apollo

“The Authority frowns at this recent behaviour which is causing untold hardship for Nigerians at a time when all hands should be on deck to assist the Government in the transition to the new Naira.

“All retail outlets are directed to ensure the free use of POS and bank transfer for the sale of petroleum products to alleviate the suffering of customers at this critical time.

“The Authority and security agencies will be at retail outlets to ensure compliance with this directive and any filling station found violating this directive will be duly sanctioned,” the statement said.

The agency “reassure the general public of our commitment to ensuring good quality service in the sale and distribution of petroleum products nationwide.”

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