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Fuel queues worsen in Abuja

Motorists in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have continued to express their displeasure with the current scarcity of Premium Motor Spirit as queues return at filling stations.

The Motorists, who expressed their feelings to our correspondent in Abuja, said the scarcity of cash was compounding the issue and making life unbearable.

A civil servant with one of the Federal Agencies, Dauda Ibrahim, said he spent the night at the filling station, in order to buy petrol.

“I closed late from work Wednesday night and got to the NNPC filling station at Airport Road, exactly 8pm, but the queue was much; so I had to join because there was not much petrol in my car to take me home to Kuje, where I stay,” he explained.

“So at midnight, exactly 12am, the station stopped selling. So we had to sleep on the queues till Thursday morning around 9am when I eventually got the fuel. You can imagine the stress, time wasted, sleepless night and rain that fell last night,” he said.

Another Motorists, James Oladele, said he woke up “very early” at 4am to join the long queues and eventually got the product after spending over six hours.

The Motorists and other residents of the FCT called on government to act swiftly to reverse the situation.

Reporting by Daniel Adejo; Editing by Julian Osamoto and Tony Okerafor