Many motorists yesterday kept vigil at the few filling stations dispensing petrol as long queues returned to Abuja filling stations.
Our reporters, who moved round some parts of the city, observed that many of the stations were not dispensing the product while the few that were operating had long queues as motorists besieged them. A cab driver, Mr. Orji, who was seen at the NNPC Mega Station in Wuse 2, said he slept at the station due to the long queues and was yet to get the product as at the time our reporters visited the station yesterday afternoon.
"We were told that the fuel available was not enough for us; we are still waiting for the fuel," he said. On her part, Ifeoma Amarachi, said she has been with her brother in-law at the filling station since 2am yesterday but were yet to get the product.
She called on the federal government to urgently address the situation in order to alleviate the hardship people are currently undergoing to obtain the product. A motorist, Tunde Apagun, told our reporters that he bought 10 literes of fuel at the cost of N3,800 from the station after waiting on the queue for such a long time.
At the Mobile filling station in Utako, crowd of motorists were seen queuing up even though the station was not dispensing the product.
Many filling stations along Kubwa Expressway were seen selling the product at the regulated prizes but with long queue.
The situation was the same at Bwari and Dutse where the transport fares have been hiked to about 50 percent.