Commuters Stranded As Fuel Scarcity Hits Abuja

Commuters in Wuse, Gwarimpa, Wuye and Kubwa axis of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, were stranded as long queues resurfaced in filling stations, while some filling stations were shut down on Sunday over fuel scarcity.

According to a resident, Emmanuel Eze, the fuel scarcity may encourage a ‘black market’, called on the government for a permanent solution.

“They encourage black market, and most times their fuel is adulterated. Why do we have to face this kind of problem every month? We need a permanent solution,” Eze lamented.

A taxi driver, Yakubu Abraham, added that he had been at the petrol station since 6:00 p.m. and was yet to buy petrol.

 Mr Abraham said “This is my source of livelihood. My family depends on this daily, and this fuel problem will slow my productivity and return for the day,”.

“I am scared of buying from the black market because the last time I did, they sold bad fuel to me, and it spoiled my fuel pump, and I spent more money fixing it. Everything is hard now, and this will be bad for the citizens.”


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