Queues disappear from filing stations in Abuja

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FILE PHOTO: Fuel queue
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The queues disappear after NUPENG calls off its strike

Long queues have disappeared from filing stations in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) following the suspension of strike by NUPENG late on Aug. 23.

A correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), who went round the city on Saturday, reports that all filling the stations visited were found selling petrol to motorists.

At the NNPC mega station  in Abuja, vehicles were moving in and out of the filing station with ease as against the long queues experienced a few days ago.

Yohanna Stephen, Operation Supervisor of the NNPC mega station, said he was happy with the new development

Stephen described the strike period as tense, especially for staff of the mega station that operated throughout the period.

A motorist, Funsho Aguonbole told NAN that he was happy with the improvement in supply, saying that the period of the strike was hectic.

Another motorist, Alex Okoye described the strike by NUPENG as a sabotage of President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration, saying there was no reason for the strike.

“Thank God that they have resolved the issue and the product is now everywhere, ‘’ he said.

NAN also reports that 10 litres of petrol which sold for as much as N3,500 in the black market during the strike now sells  for N1,800,  while 20 litres now sells for N3,800 as against N7,000.

One of the operators, who gave his name as Imam Abubakar, told NAN that he was now running at a loss following the re-opening of most filling stations in the city.

“We bought the fuel at an exorbitant price before the strike was called off; now that they have resumed services we are running at a loss,” he said.

NAN also reports that transport fare which went up during the scarcity is now back to normal.


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