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Fuel Scarcity Bites Harder In Enugu As PMS Sold N140 Per Litre, Workers Trek To Work


FROM IGNATIUS OKPARA, Enugu – The lingering fuel scarcity across the country has hit harder, in Enugu State and its environs, as a litre of the commodity is now sold between N120 and N140 in some of the petrol stations selling.

AFRICAN EXAMINER Correspondent who monitored the development in some parts of the state Monday, gathered that only very few independent petroleum Marketers Association, (IPMAN) fuel stations have the commodity.

The ugly situation has continued to make life unbearable for motorists and residents of the state, especially civil servants, who now trek to their offices, due to increase in transportation fares.

Commercial drivers in Enugu metropolis, have however, capitalised on the situation to hike transport fares.

Apart from Oando filling station at Ogui road in Enugu, none of the major markers are selling the premium motor Spirit, (PMS).

In the past three weeks, there had been long queues of vehicles in few of the stations where the product is available.

Most of the stations visited by our Correspondent Monday, were deserted.

Some of the station managers, who spoke to AFRICAN EXAMINER under condition of anonymity, blamed the outgoing President Goodluck Jonathan’s led federal government for the problem.

“The Federal Government knows what to do about the fuel scarcity problem, but because of its insensitivity to the plight of the suffering Nigerian masses, it won’t solve the problem” said a manager.


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