Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Fuel Scarcity: Many filling stations remain closed in Kano

Motorists in Kano State are experiencing fuel scarcity, as long queues have resurfaced at filling stations in the State.

An investigation conducted  indicates that majority of the filling stations visited within the metropolitan area were under lock and keys.

The investigation further reveals that only a few filling stations were selling at the control price of N165 per litre.

The situation was, however, characterized by long queues and filling stations selling only with one or two pumps to customers in spite of the long queues.

The situation outside Kano metropolitan area is not different as majority of the stations outside Kano city remained closed while the a few ones operating were selling at above Government-approved price

Alhaji Idris Abdullahi, a motorist, said he went round the town to buy fuel on Saturday evening but couldn’t get any and the situation forced him to buy from the black marketers.

According to Abdullahi, he bought a four-litre gallon of fuel at N1,100, against the former price of between N700 and N800.

Malam Muazu Kafar-Na’isa, a driver, also added that he bought four litres of fuel at N1,500 at Tsanyawa on Sunday evening.

He urged the Federal Government to hasten measures that would restore the normal pump price of fuel  in order to lessen the burden on the masses.

Malam Muazu Kafar-Na’isa, a driver, also added that he bought four litres of fuel at N1,500 at Tsanyawa on Sunday evening.

He urged the Federal Government to hasten measures that would restore the normal pump price of fuel  in order to lessen the burden on the masses

 

Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN), Kano branch, had alerted the government over a plan by some private deport owners to increase fuel prices in the country.

Alhaji Bashir Danmallam, IPMAN branch Chairman, Kano state, was quoted as saying in a statement recently in Kano that the decision would cause fuel crises in the country.

He alleged that such private deport owners had already increased the price of the product from N148 to N153 and N155 per litre.

“The association found it necessary to alert the government in order not to blame our members in the event they increase the price of the commodity, as they will not sell at a loss.

“We are equally calling on the management of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to investigate the issue with a view to proffering solutions,” he said.

 

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