Gas shortage: Nigerians resort to trekking as petrol now sells for N1000 per liter

Nigerians have resorted to trekking as gas shortage within the Federal Capital Territory, FCT bites tougher.

NAIJATABLOID recollects that the Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Company, Mr Farouk Ahmed, had assured Nigerians of ample gas provide following claims that the petrol with excessive methanol has been withdrawn from the general public.

Nevertheless, that appears to not be the case because the scarcity of petrol in Abuja has worsened.

When NAIJATABLOID took a visit across the FCT, staff had been seen stranded at bus stops with fewer automobiles on the street.

Many resorted to trekking to their locations seeing that many public transport suppliers are trapped within the filling stations ready to get gas.

In some areas of Abuja, gas is offered in black markets on the fee of N400- 1000 per liter.

The gas disaster has additionally affected the price of transportation as fares have doubled round each district of the town.

On Tuesday, there have been lengthy queues at AYM Shafa filling station, Wuye, Keke and cab drivers had been all within the queues ready for the non-existent gas

Talking with NAIJATABLOID Correspondent, a employee recognized as Joshua stated, “I don’t know what the federal government is doing as a result of this gas scenario is turning into worse.

“I received residence 9pm on Monday due to lack of transportation, I needed to trek to Berger after which hustled to get a cab to my vacation spot at double the worth.”

He urged the federal government to restore refineries within the nation to salvage the scenario as Nigerians are struggling.

One other commuter, Toris informed our reporter that she left her home at 6:30am and was nonetheless on the bus cease at 8am, lamenting that she trekked from Jikwoyi to Karu.

One cab driver, Mr David who commutes from Apo bridge to Jabi stated it’s tough for Taxi drivers, including that they should queue at filling stations for hours earlier than they get gas.

They even lamented that some filling stations have refused to fill the tanks of shoppers to make sure the restricted product reaches everyone.

“This gas shortage in Abuja is a major problem oh, I spent virtually three hours on the filling station in a queue but no gas.

“Some persons are saying gas has completed, we have now no choice however to extend the transport fare it can scale back as soon as the gas is obtainable,” he stated.

Mrs Caroline, a market lady, stated earlier than she pays N200 for transport to the market however now pays N400 as a result of she can’t afford to stroll lengthy distances.

“This gas shortage will have an effect on our companies as a result of earlier than it, suppliers will improve supply of merchandise. Buhari ought to assist us oh, This nation don tire me.” NAIJATABLOID

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