Long fuel queues surface in Abuja

By Harry Awurumibe, Editor Abuja Bureau

More misery has been heaped on the residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, following the acute shortage of petroleum products at various filling stations across the seat of government.

Prompt News reports that most filling stations in the FCT and its environs are no longer dispensing the petroleum products since last weekend.

Most of the filling stations visited across Abuja municipal city on Monday especially Apo District, Asokoro, Maitama, Wuse and Garki were under lock and keys as motorists queue for hours unending to get petroleum products.

The story is the same in Abuja suburbs of Kubwa, Gwagwalada, Abaji, Kabusa, Dei Dei, Lugbe, Airport Road, Lokogoma and Galadimawa as well as Mpape, Gwarimpa, etc.

Prompt News can confirm that the situation has not improved as some of the filling stations in the Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) which sold fuel on Monday have all locked up today (Tuesday).

For example, the NNPC mini filling station at Gudu market and A.Y. Shafa at adjoining street in Gudu-Apo road which sold fuel yesterday to public are shut down today.

Also, both the A A Rano and A Y Shafa mega stations along Apo Mechanics Village near Apo Resettlement are all closed down.

Efforts to get officials of Nigeria National Petroleum Cooperation (NNPC) in Abuja to speak on the prevailing situation was not successful at the time of filling this report.

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