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Again, Fuel Scarcity Hits Enugu


By Ignatius Okpara

Scarcity of Premium Motor Spirit, otherwise known as (petrol) has hit Enugu State, leading to almost 50 percent increase in transport fare and some commodities.

When AFRICAN EXAMINER Correspondent who has been monitoring the development went round Enugu, the State capital Saturday, it was observed that the product was being sold for between N120 to N150 per litre.

At the University towns of Nsukka, and Agbani, where the permanent sites of University of Nigeria, (UNN) and Enugu State University of science and Technology, (ESUT) are located, a litre of the essential commodity is sold between N130 toN150 in some of the few independent stations where the product is available.

To aggravate the situation, apart from the Nigeria National petroleum Corporation, (NNPC) mega station, along the Enugu/ Abakaliki expressway which sells at the official pump price of N86 per litre, none of the major oil marketers, has sold the product in the state in the last three weeks.

Some of the independent marketers who did not want to be quoted in print, attributed the high pump price to the outrageous cost they lift products from Port Harcourt and Lagos.

“We sell products to customers according to how we purchase, nobody should blame the independent marketers” said Manager of a station”

“The Federal Government knows what to do if they really want to solve this perennial fuel scarcity in Nigeria” he stated.

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