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Lingering Fuel Scarcity Worsens In Enugu; As PMS Price Jumps To N250 A Litre


By Ignatius Okpara, Enugu

The ongoing fuel scarcity being experienced in some parts of Nigeria has worsened in the coal city state of Enugu, as the product now sells for between N150 and N250 per litre.

The development which has been biting hard and getting worst daily in parts of the state, has resulted to long queue of vehicles as only few independent filling stations sell the fuel.

AFRICAN EXAMINER Correspondent who went round some parts of the state Tuesday to monitor the situation, observed that black marketers of the premium Motor spirit (PMS), are now making brisk business as a result of the development.

Our Correspondent’s investigations equally revealed that most private dealers in the state are now due to the development short change desperate motorists, through metre adjustment and sales of adulterated product.

To worsen the situation, none of the major marketers, in some parts of the State have not sold PMS for quite a long period.

Meanwhile, the ugly situation has continued to make life unbearable for residents of the state.

The development, has forced most private motorists, especially civil servants, to park their vehicles at home and resort to trekking and use of commercial buses to and from work.

Most motorists and independent dealers interviewed by our Correspondent insisted that the only way out for the incessant fuel scarcity in south east zone is for the Federal government to fix the abandoned Enugu depot of the Nigerian National Petroleum Cooperation (NNPC).

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