Petrol queues skinny out in Umuahia



    Fuel scarcity in Zamfara
    Queues in a petroleum station in Zamfara

    Long petrol queues which lingered for 3 weeks have began scaling down in Umuahia, capital of Abia state, bringing respite to residents.

    The began disappearing within the New Year following the supply of petrol in filling stations.

    A NAN correspondent, who monitored the scenario on Tuesday, stories litre of gas is now offered for between N160 and N180 as towards the earlier N230 and N250 in shops belonging to unbiased entrepreneurs.

    At the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Mega Station located at Nkwoegwu on the Enugu-Port Harcourt Expressway in addition to its affiliate stations and main entrepreneurs’ shops, petrol is, nonetheless, offered for between N143 and N145 per litre respectively.

    It was additionally noticed that the stress and vehicular congestion witnessed on the filling stations final week had eased considerably.

    A senior supervisor on the mega station, who recognized himself merely as Sam, instructed NAN that provide of the commodity had improved tremendously, ensuing within the noticeable respite.

    Although he declined feedback on the every day amount provided to the station, he, nonetheless, stated that the outlet has sufficient provide of the commodity.

    “We have enough product and we start selling before 8 a.m. until we attend to the last person on the queue, sometimes beyond 6 p.m.,” Sam stated.

    Some motorists, who spoke on the event, expressed delight on the availability of the product and thanked the Federal Government for its intervention.

    Mr Godwin Okoro and Evelyn Nwaka, in separate interviews, expressed regrets on the hardship Nigerians went by way of in the course of the Yuletide.

    “We shouldn’t have been on this mess within the first place if the related authorities took proactive steps forward of the Yuletide.

    “Be that as it may, one can only say kudos to the Federal Government for bringing the situation under control,” Okoro stated. (NAN)