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Long Fuel Queues Resurface In Filling Stations In Abuja

Abuja Fuel Queue, litre, NBS Report
Posted: Jul 15, 2016 at 11:11 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Fuel queues resurfaced yesterday in many filling stations in Abuja, a development believed to be the aftermath of the strike by the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) which was called off Tuesday.

Some major marketers told said late yesterday that the queues had resulted from the strike, a position corroborated by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).

Station managers said fuel supply to Abuja reduced during the strike period, and its effect only started manifesting yesterday.

A manager at a Total fuel station in the Central Business District of Abuja said the station had received only one fuel truck after the union suspended the strike. A Forte Oil station manager also said stocks had been low at the station which could have triggered panic buying.

The NNPC has cautioned against panic buying, saying, it had enough fuel that could last over 30 days nationwide.

NNPC spokesman, Garba Deen Muhammad, in a statement Thursday night, assured that any perceived or visible shortage of petrol was only a ripple effect of the strike period and does not represent a shortage in supply.  PENGASSAN members resumed work on Wednesday, July 13, 2016.