Queues for petrol resurface in Abuja


Vehicular queues for petrol at service stations on Tuesday resurfaced in parts of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.

The development forced the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr. Maikanti Baru, to cut short an official trip to London.

As at 1pm, service stations in Maitama, Wuse, Jabi, along Kubwa Expressway, and Nyanya axis, vehicular queues had built up, but the stations were dispensing at the official pump price of N143 to N145 per litre.

At the NNPC station close to the popular Wuse Market end of the district, queues for petrol were building up to the Aminu Kano Way, while the corporation’s mega station along the Kubwa Expressway also had queues for petrol.

In Jabi, queues were also observed at a NIPCO filling station which was equally dispensing to consumers.

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Attendants at the station told reporters that they had fuel and were surprised at the sudden build-up of queues at their station.

Similarly, motorists who bought petrol from the Ascon station along the IBB Way in Wuse, said that they spent an average of 30 minutes to get in and out of the station with petrol in their tanks.

In Gwanripa, the situation was quite different as the length of the queues appeared to have been more than what was observed in some parts of the city.