Commuters, motorists laments scarcity of petrol.

Written by on February 17, 2022

Commuters and motorists having been lamenting as the scarcity of petrol bites harder across the country.

Findings reveal that a litre of petrol is sold for as high as 600 Naira per litre at the parallel or ‘black’ market in Abuja, instead of between 162 and 165 Naira.

In Kano, Lagos and Port Harcourt, it costs between 250 and 400 naira, even as many passengers were stranded as commercial transporters increased fares by up to 150 per cent.

Queues at filling stations got worse since last week when the news of adulterated fuel spread across the nation.

It was learnt that about 100 million litres of adulterated Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) was reportedly supplied to Nigeria, a development that prompted President Muhammadu Buhari to order for a probe.

The Chief Executive Officer/Group Managing Director of NNPC Ltd, Mallam Mele Kyari, had confirmed last week that NNPC could restore sanity in the supply and distribution chain but this has remained elusive.

Ango Bally

 


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