Fuel queues return in Abuja, immediate cause unknown

Fuel queues are back, resurfacing at filling stations across Abuja, as motorists struggle to buy petrol.

The queues surfaced Thursday, July 4, and remained through Friday, as gridlock appeared in major parts of the city.

The immediate cause of the latest queues remains unknown as filling stations in Lugbe, the Central Business District, Wuse, Kubwa, and Jabi areas of the city sold petrol at prices ranging between N660 and N700.

However, the retail outlets of the NNPC continue to sell the product for N617 per litre.

A correspondent who visited petrol stations on Friday, July 5, discovered that while there were queues at some filling stations, other stations were under lock and key.

Some hawkers were spotted in front of Conoil and TotalEnergies filling station opposite the NNPC Tower selling the product in 10-litre jerry cans for N9,500 – N10,000 to motorists who could not stay in queues at the filling stations.

At Saddi Kamil filling station, MRS and Salbas Oil and Gas Nig Ltd along Lugbe, Airport Road, there was a huge crowd at the stations Friday morning, as motorists struggled to buy petrol.

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