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Worsening Hardship: Nigerians Lament

Nigerians felt impact of the two-day strike before it was called off. There were long queues at filling stations, transporters hiked fares and residents resorted to trekking.


In Jos, Plateau State, few stations dispensed, and sold for N700 per litre. Major marketers: Mobil, Oando, Total, etc. sold at N670 while others sold for N700.


There were long queues, causing gridlock in Akowonjo, Alimosho, Ikeja, Ilupeju and Ikorodu, and fares were hiked. Agege to Oshodi.

It was observed NNPC stations at Akowonjo and Alimosho sold for N580 while Mobil on Mushin/Oshodi road sold for N599. NNPC at Jakande Gate sold for N650¸a commercial driver said.


There was acute scarcity in Makurdi, Benue State, compounded by epileptic power supply.

Most petrol stations in Makurdi and environs were shut, while the few selling increased pump price to N850 per litre.

Independent petrol marketer, Jimmy Onyilo, advised Federal Government to dialogue with NARTO officials to resolve the issues.

“The cost of maintaining vehicles is high, this is because of bad roads. So, government should dialogue with NARTO, otherwise marketers may not have fuel to sell again,” he said.


Transport companies increased fares by 50 per cent.

Fuel stations started adjusting their prices following rumours of planned strike by NARTO. The price ranged from N680 to N700 on Saturday and Sunday. On Monday, the few, which opened, sold between N800 and N850.

But Total at Brass Junction, by Faulks Road, sold for N665 and there was long queue. Some major marketers sold for N850 while others sold for between N900-N1000 per litre.

While intra-city transporters increased fares by N50 to N100, inter-city companies raised fares by N500 to N1000.

Fuel stations sold fuel for between N650 and N700, while fuel stations in Asaba, Delta State, rationed the product. Some were shut for non-availability of fuel.


Most fuel stations in Iwo Road, Alakia, Adegbayi enroute Egbeda, Iyana Church, Monatan, Idi Ape, Bashorun, Akobo, Ojurun in Ibadan, Oyo State, sold between N650 and N700 per litre.

Many also shut to customers saying they didn’t have product.
Petrol sold for between N650 and 700 per litre in Edo State while commuters were forced to trek long distances.


Fuel stations in Imo State sold at N720 and transport fares hiked by 50 per cent.


In Rivers, most petrol stations were shut while those that dispensed had long queues. A driver, Okai, complained that a petrol station altered prices intermittently.

“After I drove round the city to buy the product, I queued at a filling station. Initially they were selling at N770 per litre but before it got to my turn, they stopped selling. The attendant received a call and the price was increased to N840,” he said.

Some others sold between N900 and N930; many streets and roads in Port Harcourt had black market dealers who sold between N1,000 to N1,100 per litre.(Nation)

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