As fuel scarcity bites harder across Nigeria, motorists in Kaduna, Kano and Katsina states are paying through their noses to get the now scarce commodity.

Fuel Scarcity Worsen In The North, As Nigerians Struggles To Cope

Checks by correspondents of the News Agency of Nigeria in the three states revealed harrowing experiences of innocent citizens.

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Current Price Of Fuel 

Also, most of the major and independent marketers had since closed their fuel stations.

Also, the few stations that were operating had jerked up the price of the commodity to between ₦800 to ₦1000, aggravating the already precarious situation.

Similarly, it was observed that fuel black marketers, especially the roadside fuel hawkers were having a field day, with a 4-litre gallon going for between ₦5000 to ₦6000.

Nigerian Lament

A cross-section of the motorists was lamenting.

“We are very dismayed as the obnoxious situation has negatively affected our activities.”

A civil servant, Salisu Baso, lamented that he had to pay double the transport fare he was hitherto paying to reach his office at the Federal Secretariat, Kawo-Kaduna.

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As the scarcity persists, NNPCL and the oil marketers have been shifting the blame to the real causes of the paucity of the commodity.

Cause Of Fuel Scarcity

NNPCL insists that the long queues across Nigeria are a result of disruption of the ship-to-ship loading of petrol between Mother Vessels and Daughter Vessels.

Furthermore, the company claims that “this resulted from a recent thunderstorm”.

The national oil company said that adverse weather conditions had also affected berthing at jetties.

The truck load-outs transportation of products to fuel stations, also cause a disruption in station supply logistics, it says.

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