Fuel Scarcity: Who is to be blamed?

The scarcity of Petroleum, commonly called petrol in the nation Nigerian, Fuel queues which have been resurfacing again across the different states in the country , leaving many motorists/ citizens wondering what could be wrong.

The Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited(NNPCL) had said some supply company were responsible for the queues, urging customers to exercise patience.

This has also led to a dramatic hike in the price of PMS in several parts of the country. Several filling stations in Lagos hiked the price of PMS to over N700 per litre.

This new development forced many commuters to resort to trekking to their various destinations, with commercial transport operators capitalizing on the situation to increase transport fares.

While some individuals are of the opinion that most selfish Nigerians are to be blamed for the fuel scarcity, as this would serve as a medium to enrich themselves.

NNPCL had last week, in the statement by its chief corporate communications officer, Olufemi. Soneye, stated that the tightness in the supply of petrol currently being experienced in some areas across the country was as a result of logistics issues and that they had been resolved.

NNPCL has also claimed that the prices of petroleum products were not being changed, and urged Nigerians to avoid panic buying as there is a sufficiency of products in the country.


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