By Chioma Nnodim
Long queues have resurfaced in crowded Abuja states as motorists struggle to buy Premium Motor Spirit, also known as gasoline.
Checks by our reporters showed that most gas stations were locked while long queues were noticed at Wuse, Gwarimpa, Wuye and Kubwa expressway outlets on Tuesday. motorists make efforts to obtain the product and black market operators have also started selling in jerrycans
A private car owner, Mr. Emmanuel Eze, said he there was fuel but don’t know the reason for the queues. He urged the government to bring common sense back to the oil sector.
“They promote the black market and most of the time their fuel is adulterated.
” Why do we have to deal with this kind of problem every month? We need a permanent solution,” Eze said.
Another private car owner, Alhaji Ibrahim Audu, said there was enough fuel on the ground, citing the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Ltd.
“I urge all regulatory authorities to sanction service station owners. They make people suffer unnecessarily and it is for their selfish reason.
A taxi driver, Mr. Yakubu Abraham, said that he had been at the gas station for 6 p.m. and had not yet bought gasoline.
“It’s my source of income. My family depends on it daily and this fuel problem will slow my productivity and come back for the day.
“I’m afraid to buy on the black market because the last time I did, they sell bad fuel to me and it messed up my fuel pump and I spent more money to fix it.
“Everything is hard now and it will be bad for the citizens,” Abraham said.