NNPC blames Abuja fuel scarcity on EndSARS protests

NNPC blames Abuja fuel scarcity on EndSARS protests

- The NNPC has reacted to current fuel scarcity in Abuja and its environs

- The government oil corporation said the scarcity would soon fissile out

- People selling petrol on the black market have taken advantage of the situation to make money

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The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has said the current fuel scarcity in Abuja and its environs was caused by the EndSARS protests.

A spokesperson for the corporation, Kennie Obateru said the long queues at filling stations would soon disappear because many fuel marketers were now getting the product, Daily Trust reported.

NNPC blames Abuja fuel scarcity on EndSARS protests
Residents in Abuja are finding challenging to buy petrol. Credits: Nairametrics
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Findings by the newspaper showed that petrol stations across Abuja were crowded with people trying to buy fuel.

Some people have taken advantage of the situation to make money. Petrol on the black market is now reportedly being sold at high prices.

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Meanwhile, tragedy struck in Lagos state on Tuesday, October 27, as a petrol station along Ajayi Road, Ogba area caught fire.

According to eyewitnesses account, emergency responders came to the scene to put out the fire.

There have been no reports of casualties at the time of filing this report.

In another report, Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state, has declared that the demonstration against the brutality of the police, EndSARS, was politically motivated.

Speaking on Channels TV's Sunrise Daily on Tuesday morning, October 27, the governor berated the protesters for not having a central leadership, adding that political profiteers are benefiting from it.

Bello asked why the protesters did not vacate the street after the federal government granted their demands.

Similarly, the Nigerian government on Sunday, October 19, stated that the protests against operatives of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) have been hijacked to destabilise President Muhammadu Buhari's administration.

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The Nation citing News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) as its source, noted that Lai Mohammed, the minister of information and culture said the protests were hijacked by hoodlums and people with ulterior motives.

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