Fuel scarcity: Long queues resurface in Abuja

Most filling stations in Abuja have either been been shut down or filled with long queues following scarcity of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), popularly known as petrol.

TMSnews reports that the situation has caused long queues of vehicles at various filling stations in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja. Thereby causing traffic gridlock on major roads.

A TMSnews correspondent who monitored the petrol supply situation in Bwari, Gwarimpa, Dutse Alahaji and Kubwa areas of Abuja reports that long queues had resurfaced with most fueling station not selling to motorists.

A motorist , Mr Chukwuka Ozomor, told TMSnews that the queue resurfaced on Saturday and all his efforts to buy fuel failed. Ozomor urged government to find lasting solution to the lingering fuel scarcity because of its adverse effect on the national economy.

He also called on all relevant authorities to maintain peace and order in filling stations and curb black marketing spots.“I do not know the reason for the scarcity again and it is annoying,” said the motorists.

A commercial driver, who gave his name as Olusola said he had been at the petrol station for over five hours waiting to buy the product.

“I bought black market yesterday and I did not make any profit,” he lamented.

None of the filling station operators responded to enquiries on the sudden scarcity of the product.

The Nigeria National Petroleum Company (NNPC) is also yet to explain the cause of the scarcity and efforts to restore normalcy in the industry. 

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