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Fuel Scarcity Looms As Vehicles Queue For Hours In Abuja



There are indications that there is fuel scarcity as long queues could be seen across filling stations  in Garki, Wuse, Apo, central Area, amongst other places in Abuja today.

When newsmen visited some of the stations, it was learnt that some of them were hoarding fuel, and chose to sell off undisclosed reasons.

An attendant at the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) filling station in Gudu, Garki, was seen selling to few selected persons while motorists and motorcyclists watched helplessly.

Despite that some of the filling stations opened earlier in the day, they were closed for business.

A taxi driver said he had to wait for about seven hours before he could fuel his car.

“I went to Wuse 2 since around 9am and look at the time I left there, this is almost 5pm,” he said, sounding frustrated.

“I did not work today but I am happy I filed up my tank.”

The lingering queues come a day after the NNPC allayed fears of fuel scarcity.

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