10-litre of fuel sold for N3,000 in Akure

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Fuel hawker in Abuja yesterday photo Abayomi

Fayese

Black market dealers of petroleum products are

smiling in Akure, the Ondo State capital, as a litre

of fuel sells for N300.

Our reporter, who monitored the situation

yesterday, observed that the few stations opened

for business sold a litre for N140.

There were long queues at the stations, and with

buyers almost engaging in a fight to buy fuel.

A banker, Olawale Badmus, said: “You can’t believe

that I have been finding it difficult to get fuel for so

many hours, until a guy approached me with 10

litres of fuel and asked if I would buy. I didn’t have

a choice and I bought it at N3000.”

A taxi driver, Olarinde Bolu, said: “I have been at

this particular station since 5am just to get fuel that

will enable me work for some hours but it is so

painful that I am still struggling to get fuel as at

8am.

“I have just been informed about a guy selling and I

think I will go to him and get fuel but the

passengers will pay for it.”

A lawyer, Morakinyo Ogele, asked Buhari to look

for means of breaking the fuel cartel, blaming

marketers for the scarcity.


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