Queues hit Kaduna as fuel scarcity spreads

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FILE PHOTO: Fuel queue

Long queues have retuned at filling stations across the country

There were long queues in filling stations in Kaduna on Wednesday following the return of petrol scarcity in the metropolis.

A cross-section of the motorists in Kaduna said not many stations have supplies.

A motorist ,Victoria Adeyemi, said she had been in the queue for almost two hours waiting to purchase the commodity.

“The current situation is bad for ordinary person,” she said.

The stations were still selling at the government approved pump price of N97,00 per litre as opposed to Umuahia in Abia state where the price of fuel shot up to about N125.

The Manager, Edi-Jen Filling station, in Kaduna metropolis, Gabriel Nathaniel, said that they have been experiencing  long queue for more than a week.

Mr. Nathaniel said his station was trying its best to satisfy the customer.

Another motorist, Mustapha Isa, said he has been in queue for four hours with the hope he would purchase the commodity.

Even the Nigerian National Petroleum Company, NNPC, Mega station on Ahmadu Bello Way, was also experiencing long queue.

Some of the filling stations that closed shop are Mobil, Conoil, Total.

A Manager, in one of the Total filling stations, Prince Tayo, said that his station has not received supply for almost three days .

An attendant in one of the Mobil filling station, who pleaded anonymity, said they had not received supply for about two weeks.

The President, Petroleum Dealers Association of Nigeria, PEDAN, Kabir Umar, said that the scarcity was due rationing in petrol supply, which also indicated “all is not well in the system.”

(NAN)


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