Panic as fuel scarcity hits Abuja

Panic as fuel scarcity hits Abuja

A lof of fuel stations in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) are currently locked up.

This has led to long queues by motorists at the few stations that are dispensing Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), popularly called petrol.

According to operators in the downstream oil sector, the development is due to the suspension of operations by the Nigerian Association of Road Transport Owners (NARTO), in fulfilment of their threat to down tools beginning today Monday.

On Monday, the Federal Government ordered oil marketers to negotiate with NARTO to avert the planned suspension of operations by its members with respect to the lifting of petroleum products nationwide beginning Monday.

The report stated that oil marketers and the executives of NARTO met about six times between Saturday and Sunday, following the declaration of the petroleum products’ transporters to halt operations.

It also stated that the Federal Government, through the downstream regulator and the petroleum ministry, would meet with NARTO members, as well as other parties today (Monday) in Abuja to sort out the issues.


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