10-litre of fuel sold for N3,000 in Akure

Fuel hawker in Abuja yesterday photo Abayomi

Black market dealers of petroleum products are
smiling in Akure, the Ondo State capital, as a litre
of fuel sells for N300.

Our reporter, who monitored the situation
yesterday, observed that the few stations opened
for business sold a litre for N140.

There were long queues at the stations, and with
buyers almost engaging in a fight to buy fuel.

A banker, Olawale Badmus, said: “You can’t believe
that I have been finding it difficult to get fuel for so
many hours, until a guy approached me with 10
litres of fuel and asked if I would buy. I didn’t have
a choice and I bought it at N3000.”

A taxi driver, Olarinde Bolu, said: “I have been at
this particular station since 5am just to get fuel that
will enable me work for some hours but it is so
painful that I am still struggling to get fuel as at

“I have just been informed about a guy selling and I
think I will go to him and get fuel but the
passengers will pay for it.”

A lawyer, Morakinyo Ogele, asked Buhari to look
for means of breaking the fuel cartel, blaming
marketers for the scarcity.

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