Nigeria: Fuel Scarcity Throws Nigerians Into Panic

6 Dec 2017   Nigeria

Nigerians have been thrown into panic following the re-emergence of long queues at fuel stations in parts of the country. The situation, amid rumour of hike in pump price of petrol, sparked fear that the festive season could be marred by scarcity of the product. In Abuja, many motorists who closed from work yesterday were unable to buy fuel, as many stations were shut. At about 8 p.m., there was a long queue at the NNPC retail station along Kubwa Expressway that kept motorists waiting for hours. One buyer, Alabi Ajibola, said: “Most fuel stations have closed. I have been on the queue for about two hours. This should not be at this Christmas period.” Haruna Bashir, a commercial driver, said his side mirror was destroyed as he jostled to buy fuel. […]

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