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Nigeria: Fuel Scarcity Extends to Northern States

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Barely few days after petrol queues resurfaced in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital metropolis, the shortage has unfold to different components of the nation, particularly the neighbouring cities and different northern states.

That is because the group managing director, Nigerian Nationwide Petroleum Firm (NNPC) Ltd, Mele Kyari, has assured that the present gasoline queues in filling stations within the nation would quickly finish.

Kyari stated this in Abuja yesterday when he appeared earlier than the Home of Representatives advert hoc committee on the state of refineries in Nigeria.

LEADERSHIP checks reveal that the shortage has unfold to Niger, Kogi and Nasarawa states, simply because the petroleum merchandise are additionally reportedly bought above the conventional worth of N165 per litre in Kebbi, Kano and different states within the north a part of the nation.

In Abuja the place it began, the shortage has intensified as longer queues line the few filling stations nonetheless meting out the product. Regardless, black entrepreneurs are having a subject day at varied factors promoting starting from N3,000 and N4,000 for four-litre keg of petrol.

Talking on the state of affairs, Kyari stated that there’s enough Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) within the nation to satisfy the nation’s demand.

He stated that the NNPC has a complete of two.8 billion litres of PMS within the nation which was enough to satisfy the nations demand for the following 47 days with out importation.

He attributed the present gasoline shortage within the nation to hitches ensuing from staff day and eld Fitr public holidays.

“Through the holidays, truck drivers couldn’t current vehicles in many of the depot and due to that, there are some glitches round load out within the depots.