14 April 2016, Enugu – Fuel sells between N200 and N280 per litre in many petrol stations in the South-East of Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu, and Imo, a survey by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), has revealed.
The survey revealed that economic activities were gradually grinding to a halt following the persistent fuel scarcity in the zone.
In Ebonyi, the product is sold at between N250 and N280 per litre in stations owned by the independent marketers in the state.
Correspondents, who monitored the situation in Abakaliki, report that long queues were seen in stations that have the product.
A motorist, Mr John Ibiam, who was waiting to buy the product at the Jezco filling station, described the scarcity in the country as a ‘national embarrassment’.
“The issue of fuel scarcity in this country has become worrisome and a national embarrassment.
“Nothing justifies the pains that average Nigerians are subjected to every now and then due to incessant hike in the prices of the petroleum product.
“For the past seven or eight months, price of petrol has jerked above the official pump price and risen to as high as N250 and N280 a litre and this is not good for the economy that solely depend on oil,” Ibiam said.