Fuel Scarcity: Massive queues re-appear in Abuja

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Massive queues have resurfaced at filling stations in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, after few days of relief.

The queues increased a day after the Nigerian government said it had no means of ending the scarcity, and that the crisis may last another two months.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported on Thursday that most filling stations in Abuja had queues which stretched over two kilometres.

Some petrol stations along Kubwa Expressway which had long queues of vehicles were AA Rano, NNPC Mega Station, MRS, Bulsalewa, Conoil and Mobil.

Other fuel stations in the Central Area with long queues were Mobil, Conoil, NNPC outlets, Forte Oil, Total, among others.

A motorist, Emeka Ifedikachi, expressed regret over the non-availability of petrol, saying it was unfortunate that government had yet to fix the problem of the supply of petroleum products.

“ I read in the papers that the problem will not end till May, which means all the things they have been saying to us were not true.

“I have to queue to fill up my tank because from tomorrow, I have many activities to mark the Easter holidays.

“It is obvious that many people will sleep and celebrate their Easter queuing to buy fuel,’’ he said.

Another customer at the NNPC mega station, Yusuf Ahmed, told NAN that he had been on the queue for over an hour.

“I have been on queue since the last one hour but the good thing is that they are selling; I hope that I will buy soon.

“ I call on President Muhammadu Buhari to bring change to this sector, we are suffering,’’ he said.

Also, Margaret John, a Business woman expressed disappointment with government’s announcement that the problem would linger till May.

“So, we now have to create time for buying fuel in our cars, I have to close my shop every time I come to buy fuel and it is money that I am losing,’’ she said

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) had assured Nigerians that it was doing everything possible to end the fuel queues in parts of the country.

The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu, said that the corporation had activated all structures to help stabilise the situation in the weeks ahead.

Mr. Kachikwu said the crisis may last till May.

He apologised to Nigerians for the recent hardship in assessing petroleum products and assured of normalisation of the fuel supply and distribution in the weeks ahead. (NAN)


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  • donMe$$i



  • Farouk K.

    Wallahi, truth be told, we are suffering. No light, no fuel, no money.
    I was skeptical about the change but hoped for the best, but honestly we are seriously suffering under this regime.
    The worst thing is they have gone into hiding. Fashola Alhaji Lai moh’d and even my president seem so embarrassed at their failure they don’t even address us anymore.
    Is lai’s work only to come on air and announce so called missing ‘trillions’?
    Allah is watching us all. I pray they improve, but honestly for now, they are overwhelmed.

  • b. Januzaj

    FREAKY SH*T!!!

  • Otile

    Who is the Minister of Petroleum? Who can ever image Jonathan arrogating to himself the post of Oil Minister on top of President of the republic and yet we lack oil for one week. Such corruption would quickly spark a coup by the Fulanis. Many Nigerians are hopeless hypocrites. How come APC people do not see the corruption and incompetence of their god Buhari?

  • UOU

    The have started campaign for 2019, chai buhari,already they have finished their work for change, exactly what their supporters are enjoying now, ngige said it, only non apc members are not enjoying the change. God will give them load they will never be able to carry, for bringing this level of suffering on the poor masses, evil govt, ran by devilish group, for mindless gullible satanic hateful supporters

  • Abidilagungun

    I’m listening to him. Lai Mohammed’s e-rat

  • evidence

    Gullible Nigerians, behold the change you voted for, mind you, Kachikwu has said this will continue until May and with Kachikwu’s inconsistency , be sure he actually means till 2019. 

    • donMe$$i

      Haba! Haba jama’a!!

  • Otile

    Nigerians must force Buhari to resign as Petroleum Minister. He cannot continue to deceive people using a proxy. Kachikwu was never made the Petroleum Minister, he only says what Buhari wants him to say. I can’t believe how greedy Mohamed Buhari is; apart from being president he is collecting the obscene salary of Oil Minister without having a clue what the job is all about.

    • okenwa

      No way buhari must not resign let nigerians suffer.

  • KBE

    If this is the change then we have all believed a lie. What is happening now is the true meaning of cluelessness and ineffectiveness. The minister of state’s tone of resignation says it all. He is a man in bondage doing things he does not want to but it appears he has no options. The new sheriff does not care if people suffer he is fixed and he is head strong on his own way alone.

  • KBE

    You are just a blind follower who can’t reason for himself. You are the one in denial here. Things are not working but you hate to admit it.

  • Otile

    The mark of intelligence is not name calling and insults. Counter my comment your intelligent argument if you can.

    • TC

      For one your argument lacks intelligence so does not warrant an intelligent response moron. See how you insult all over the place but you claim a brain…. dundee

      • Otile

        Your problem is you can’t recognize an intelligent person from a moron. For you a moron is anyone you do not like while an intelligent person is some one you worship such as Duncee Buhari.

        • TC

          Bigotry is not intelligence mumu

          • Otile

            So you have finally recognied that Mumu Buhari’s bigotry is not intelligence.

  • Otile

    Why not ignore insults and name calling for once and say something reasonable in defense of your god Duncee? You are not helping his case any.

  • Otile

    Are you saying that the day you make a reasonable statement and not just blurt_shit from that ANUS on your face then maybe Duncee will be proud of you?

  • okenwa

    As blind buhari is leading blind nigerians abi.

    • TC

      Only you and members of your household are blind, Nigerians are not…..mumu

  • okenwa

    God will help nigeria but not under buhari’s watch.

    • TC

      Evil selfish_bastard. God will bless Nigeria regardless of who is in charge…..