22 November 2015, Minna — Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Mega Stations in Niger State have commenced sale of fuel at night in order to check scarcity.
Motorists were seen queuing up for fuel at designated mega stations at about midnight Wednesday.
At the Eastern by-pass Mega Station, motorists, especially taxis and long distance buses, waited for their turns to take fuel.
Security operatives including NCSDC personnel enforced orderliness at the station.
Salau Omeri, a taxi driver, told our correspondent that the night operation was a welcome development.
“I don’t have to go and queue in the morning when I should be doing my business. And you know, our line of business only thrives in the day time”, he said. Abubakar Sulieman, a commercial bus driver, agreed with Salau, saying the night operation would reduce queues as the number of motorists that struggle for the product in the day time would reduce.
The senior sales representative of NNPC in Niger State, Aliyu Jaji, said the night sales aimed at ending scarcity and reducing the suffering. He said security operatives were assisting to make the operation smooth while appropriate authorities were working round-the-clock to end the anomaly.
*Ahmed Tahir Ajobe – Daily Trust