Kano Residents Panic, Passengers Stranded Over Fuel Scarcity

Kano Residents Panic, Passengers Stranded Over Fuel Scarcity

  • Many petrol stations in cities across Kano state have reportedly shut down over a possible increase in fuel prices
  • The incident has rendered many of the motorists and passengers moving from one point in the state to another stranded
  • Some of the motorists in Kano especially those plying Maiduguri highway could not afford the high price of fuel in the state

Kano - Residents and motorists in Kano state were left stranded on Monday, November 8, following the unavailability of fuel for their vehicles.

Daily Trust reports that the residents, mostly passengers from nearby towns in the state like Wudil decried the challenge they encountered in moving from one point to the other. 

Kano Residents Panic, Passengers Stranded Over Fuel Scarcity
Many passengers were seen trekking in Kano. Photo: Philip Ikpendu
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It was gathered that the growing tension followed fears over a possible increase in pump price which had earlier stood at N165.

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This unpredictable outcome caused many filling stations along the Maiduguri highway to shut down with only six selling fuel.

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Motorists who spoke on the matter said the fear of an increase in pump price led to the shutting down of filling stations.

A motorist said with the fuel stations closed vehicles would find it difficult to get fuel and when they manage to get it, it would probably be at a high price.

According to the motorist, this will invariably lead to an increase in transportation fare because only a few drivers might be able to afford such a high price of fuel.

Another motorist, Idris Abdullahi, who conveys passengers from Wudil to Kano said there has been a scarcity of vehicles since Sunday.

Abdullahi said:

“Even yesterday (Saturday) many people were stranded because there were no vehicles due to the fuel scarcity. I heard that there is a plan to increase the fuel pump price to N300."

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the chairman of the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN), Chinedu Anyaso, had announced plans to shut down petrol stations.

Anyaso said fuel stations in Anambra will be shut down on Thursday, November 4, before the scheduled governorship election in the state.

The IPMAN chairman also advised motorists and those on election duty in Anambra to buy sufficient petrol on Thursday, November 4 before the outlets are closed.

Also, on Monday, September 27, Petrol Tanker Drivers had announced that they would soon embark on strike action.

The tanker drivers said the association would begin its strike on Friday, October 8.

Source: Legit.ng

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