Following the scarcity which started off last Saturday, a litre of Premium Motor Spirit, popularly called petrol, now sells between N140 and N160 in some parts of Kogi State.
Also, information from many other local governments in the rural areas of the state indicated that petrol prices now range between N145 and N160 per litre.
Our correspondent noticed long queues in two filling stations that sold fuel at Abuja bye pass in Felele, Lokoja.
Other petrol stations along the road were closed as they were said to have no petrol for sale. There was also scarcity of the product in Ajaokuta LGA of the state.
Motorists and commuters that spoke to our correspondent said the scarcity and the high cost have unleashed great hardship on them. They called on relevant authorities and bodies to ensure the availability of the product and restoration of the government approved normal rate.
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It will be recalled that Nigeria’s states nationwide are experiencing serious fuel scarcity, with the government accusing the All Progressives Congress (APC) of being behind the problem.
Also the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Organization (APCPCO) has blamed the recent fuel scarcity in some parts of the country on the maladministration of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lead government.