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: â€œYou canâ€™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 didnâ€™t have
a choice and I bought it at N3000.â€
A taxi driver, Olarinde Bolu, said: â€œI 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
â€œI 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.â€
A lawyer, Morakinyo Ogele, asked Buhari to look
for means of breaking the fuel cartel, blaming
marketers for the scarcity.
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