Petrol price soars as scarcity persists across the country

18 November 2015, Lagos – Pump price of petrol has continued to increase in towns across the country as scarcity of the product persists on Wednesday, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.

Fuel scarcityA survey by NAN in major cities across the country shows that long queues have characterised the few fuel stations that are selling the product, while others remained closed.

Some residents in Osun expressed worry over the lingering scarcity of petrol, which according to them, has worsened the living conditions of the people.

Mr. Sulaimon Ayoola, a commercial driver at Orita-Sabo in Osogbo, said the scarcity of petrol was adversely affecting businesses in the area.

He said that a litre of petrol was being sold for between N120 and N140 per litre at few fuel stations with long queues.

Mrs. Tejumola Oso, a trader in the Orisunbare Market in Osogbo, said the high transport fares, caused by the scarcity of petrol, had affected sales in the market.

She urged the Federal Government to quickly intervene to ease the sufferings of the people.

A Public Affairs Analyst, Mr Dotun Deinde, described the current situation as unfortunate and urged government to immediately arrest the situation.

NAN reports that the situation were the same in Keffi in Nasarawa State as residents agreed that government should end to the lingering fuel scarcity.

Mrs Cecilia Austin, a commuter, said she paid N700 from Keffi to Lafia against the usual N500.

She said the scarcity of the petroleum products was causing untold hardship to her and many others in the area.

She advised the Federal Government to take strong measures against petroleum dealers and marketers who were hoarding petroleum products.


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