As a result of the ongoing fuel scarcity in the state, black marketers in Kaduna have increased the price of a litre of Petrol to over N300.
Many filling stations in the city are closed forcing motorists to result in the only option available to them which is the black marketers, Long queues can be seen at different places where the black marketers sell their products.
This situation has also led to an increase in the price of transport fares around the city, with most of the Tricycle (Keke Nape) charging more than N100 for a distance that you may normally pay N50 for. The residence has been lamenting over the hardship brought about by the non-availability of Fuel in the city, with many calling on the government to find a solution to the problem.
The national president of the Association of Mega Filling Station Owners of Nigeria (AMFSON) Mr Anthony Amitaye has said that unless its members are adequately engaged in the distribution system of petroleum products, the current fuel scarcity crisis would continue.
He also said the Sudden scarcity was as a result of a breakdown in the chain of distribution where AMFSON members were allegedly boycotted by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) retail to service other markets and outlets.
“The fastest way out of this present predicament is for NNPC Retail to revert to what they have always used to work the magic in times like this,” he said.
“That is using my members across the country (NNPC affiliate stations) because we are strategically located nationwide.”
“Concentrating supply on the NNPC Mega stations cannot make any serious impact on consumers at this time of scarcity”