The Nigeria Police Force has said that making calls at filling stations is now a criminal offence.
The Force Public Relations Officer, Jimoh Moshood said this, adding that offender will be prosecuted and could land in jail for breaking this law.
According to him, making calls at fillings stations or using anything that could trigger fire incident is seen by police as attempted arson.
He explained that a filling station is a public place that deals with inflammable products and that the police have rights to arrest anybody that contravened the rules in the place.
“Motorists cannot do as they like at filling station. They cannot smoke there or use their phones so as not to ignite a fire,” he said.
He appealed to all motorists to be cautious at filling stations and followed all the laid down rules and regulations.
He said, “Smoking or making phone calls at filling stations is now a criminal offence and police can arrest whosoever found in this situation.”