Fuel Scarcity: Black Market Sellers Take Over Kano

By Ikenga Chronicles December 31, 2017

Fuel Scarcity: Black Market Sellers Take Over Kano

Reports say that black market petrol sellers have taken over Kano as the scarcity of the product persists. Many filling stations in the commercial city have shut down with the exception of the NNPC Mega station at Hotoro area and the few stations owned by a popular marketer, AA Rano.

As a result of the development, tens of unemployed youths have taken to the risky business of selling fuel on major streets in the metropolis.

While they sell four litres for between N1,100 and N1,200, AA Rano filling stations and the NNPC Mega filling station sell at the approved government price of N145 per litre, but motorists have to endure long queues to fill their tanks.

Mohammed Bashir, a resident of Kano, who could not brave the queues, said he parked his car at home, as he could no longer afford to buy fuel at the black market price.

“I need at least two gallons on daily basis, so if I have to buy two gallons daily, that means I need N2,200 because I cannot withstand the stress of following the queue at the filling stations that are selling,” he said.

Another resident, Malam Aminu Inuwa expressed concern over the lingering fuel crisis in the country and called on the Federal Government to take stringent measures to end petrol scarcity in the country.

Inuwa, who, described the scarcity as artificial, called on the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) to sanction any marketer caught either diverting or selling the product above the government approved price of N145 per litre.


Source: NAN