Fuel Scarcity: Filling Stations Remain Closed In Kano

Fuel Scarcity: Filling Stations Remain Closed In Kano

The News Agency of Nigeria has reported that motorists in Kano State are experiencing fuel scarcity as long queues have resurfaced at many filling stations in the State. Information Guide Nigeria

According to NAN, majority of the filling stations visited within the metropolitan area were under lock and keys.

Reports reveal that a few filling stations were selling, sold at a control price of N165 per litre.

Recall that the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN), Kano branch, had informed the government over plan by some private deport owners to increase the prices of fuel in the country.

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NAN reports that the Branch Chairman of IPMAN, Kano State, Bashir Danmallam noted that the decision by the association would cause fuel crisis in the country adding that some fuel deport owners had already increased the price of fuel from N148 to N153 and N155 per litre.

According to THE GUARDIAN, Danmallam said, “The association found it necessary to alert the government in order not to blame our members in the event they increase the price of the commodity, as they will not sell at a loss.

“We are equally calling on the management of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to investigate the issue with a view to proffering solutions”.

GUARDIAN reports that in places like Tsanyawa, Bichi, Dawakin-Tofa and Gwarzo Local Governments, fuel is sold at N175 per litre which is above the government-approved price.

As a result, a lot of motorists purchase fuel from black marketers at higher prices, ranging from N1,000 to N1,500 per four-litres gallon, depending on the location. Jamb Result

Speaking, Malam Muazu Kafar-Na’isa, a driver, revealed that he bought four litres of fuel at N1,500 at Tsanyawa on Sunday evening.

THE GUARDIAN reports that he called on the federal government to handle the situation to ease the burden on the masses.

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Idongesit Akpa-Ayang

Idongesit is a graduate of Communication Arts, University of Uyo. Currently working as a news reporter at InfoGuide Nigeria.

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