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EXCLUSIVE: Petrol Scarcity Bites Hard In Enugu, As Litre Now 300

By IGNATIUS OKPARA, Enugu
The lingering fuel scarcity being experienced in parts of Nigeria for months now, has worsened in Enugu state, especially since the Christmas season, as a litre of  premium motor spirit PMS (petrol) is now sold between 250 to 300 naira.

When AFRICAN EXAMINER Correspondent went round parts of the state such as Agbani, Aninri, Awgu and Nsukka on Tuesday, it was observed that only very few independent marketers had old stock of the essential commodity and were selling to motorists at the exorbitant price.

AFRICAN EXAMINER  reports that none of the major marketers in Enugu, such as Oando, Fort, Coin oil, and Mobil opened shop  for business in the last one month.

However, the unfortunate development which has continued to make life unbearable for residents of the state, had also forced most vehicle owners, especially private ones, to park their cars and resort to use of commercial vehicles.

Long queues of vehicle at the few stations selling the product have been so intimidating, that motorists sometimes stays more than 3 hours before purchasing the product.

Investigation by our Correspondent also revealed that most  residents of Enugu who had earlier planned to travel home with their families for the Christmas and new year celebrations, had to shelve the trip due to high cost of transportation occasioned by the petrol scarcity.

 

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