Relief in Kogi As Long Fuel Queue Disappears



From Joseph Amedu, Lokoja




Relief came the way of residents of Kogi as most filling stations in Lokoja, the state capital on Sunday afternoon, were devoid of long queue of vehicles, due to what has been described as a sudden re-emergence of sale of petrol to motorists and other users of the product.

Our Correspondent who visited some filling stations in Lokoja between 2.30 p.m and 4.30 a.m in the day, reports that petrol attendants at A.Y.M Shafa, HABSO, NMCPC, Rano were seen dispensing the product to motorists and tricycle operators with ease.

Our Correspondent further reports that A.Y.M Shafa sold the product at the official pump price of N 165 per litre.

Some of the motorists, who spoke with our Correspondent, however,said that other filling stations sold the product at N180 and N250 per litre while black marketers sold the product for as high as N300 per litre.

Consequently, transport fare in the state capital, especially with operators of Kekenapep, has also shown reasonable down word trend.

Some members of the public,in their separate interview with Our Correspondent expressed joy over the ease in the scarcity of petrol and called on stakeholders in the sale of petroleum products to find lasting solution to the scarcity in the country.

One of the petrol attendants at A.Y.M Shafa at Ganaja junction, who spoke with Our Reporter on the condition of anonymity, described the sudden disappearance of the three-day long queue of vehicles at the filling stations in the area as a”wave”.