Fuel price rises to N2,500 per gallon in Borno as scarcity bites harder

Fuel price rises to N2,500 per gallon in Borno as scarcity bites harder

- The current fuel crisis in Maiduguri, Borno state is worsened as residents are repordly buying a four-litre gallon of petrol for as high as N2,500

- The fillings stations being operated by independent marketers only sell their products at hiked prices of N250 per litre mostly in the late evening hours

- Yahaya Garba, a mechanic, said the situation is fast telling on residents’ everyday activities

Despite assurances by various government agencies and officials that the current fuel crisis will abate, the situation in Maiduguri, Borno state is worsened as residents are reportedly buying a four-litre gallon of petrol for as high as N2,500.

Premium Times reports that most filling stations in Maiduguri are still under lock with vehicle owners spending most of their day on endless queues at the NNPC mega station because it is the only place where fuel is sold at the official pump price.

Few of the fillings stations being operated by independent marketers only sell their products at hiked prices of N250 per litre mostly in the late evening hours.

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Yahaya Garba, a mechanic said the situation is fast telling on residents’ everyday activities.

Garba said: ''I can’t not drive my car to a far distance now due to lack of affordable fuel. In the morning I was lucky to buy half of a gallon at the cost of N700 just to drive my car from home to the workshop.

''And by this (Tuesday) evening when I am about to drive home, I have to buy two litres at N750 from the same black market. But I was just lucky, so many people have bought a gallon for N2,500 in some other locations of Maiduguri.

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''The queues at the Mega station is endless. Some of our colleagues spend half of the day on the queue two days back only to be told that the fuel has finished.''

Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that the Depot and Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria attributed the fuel scarcity experienced by Nigerians during the Yuletide to increase of crude oil price in international market and the removal of subsidy.

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Source: Naija.ng

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