PHOTONEWS: Fuel Scarcity Throttles Abuja Residents, Businesses; Government Silent

The acute shortage of petrol in Abuja and the surrounding areas has left many residents stranded and frustrated, with long queues of vehicles in filling stations across the city.

Motorists unable to get fuel are often left with no option than to sleep at the petrol stations, and commercial transporters have abruptly increased fares, inflicting a heavier burden on innocent passengers.

Black marketers have also taken over the major streets, some of them doing brisk business even in front of NNPC Towers, home of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation.  A litre of fuel is selling for as much as N300, over three times the official rate.  

There is no statement from the government about the cause of the latest shortage.

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DERI BE SINCERE ABOUT THE UN REPORT!

The UN report on Niger Delta communities in 2010 indicated that men in that area are rascals,bandits and thugs. While the females are prostitutes, fraudsters and human traffickers. The report said that their (Niger Deltans) mentality on oil has reached the point whereby they supposed that it is their forefathers urine therefore it will drill forever. Myopia of mere savages.

VOTING SENTIMENT, GEJ, OBJ

Its a very hardship situation. my wife & I are managing one car for school run and for work. Fuel Hawkers mostly Almajiris & miscreants stand brazenly along Abuja highways even near GEJ's Villa with gallons of black market fuel selling at #300 per litre.I struck a conversation with someone fairly highly placed & informed & said during Obasanjo at least they used to raid the miscreants hawkers & Filling stations & restore sale in filling stations. The person the said "aha when GEJ don drink him thing does he care". I think it is grave for Nigeria becos based on comments from respectable personalities to me severally, it seems our president may bear someone close to a drunkard. I feel sad for Nigeria and am glad I voted for Buhari, for his integrity & honesty- not on sentiments. we must vote for integrity & justice- nothing else.

@Deri : It's about scarcity of fuel !!

@ deri: Fool, nothing works under your uncle Jo & aunt Diezie. Why is there fuel scarcity in Abuja of all places? They're stealing everything, even money meant to clean up your slimy ND. Forget what WB says, they're always warning about something. Your pple are at the helm from top to bottom and Naijas are really biting dust. Why can't Dumbo fix our refineries as promised? This is by far the Most Corrupt Govt. in the history of Africa! Not even in war-torn Sudan do they experience feul shortage, and it's free in Venezuela. Not so 9ija under Dumbo. Animals!

2015

May God bless nigerian leaders! Continue d transformation dey will still vote 4 u come 2015 bc dey are bunch of fools.

THE IDIOTS SHOULD FORGET ABOUT PRIVATE JETS AND FIX REFINERIES

They can order the most sophisticated executive jets in the twinkle of an eye but it takes light years for the wicked leaders to even admit that it is necessary to put our oil refineries in working condition.

The Idiots

They voted for President Jonathan Ebele Goodluck and not PDP.

The Idiots

They voted for President Jonathan Ebele Goodluck and not PDP.

Nigerians should suffer what

Nigerians should suffer what they have brought upon themselves through casting their votes on sentiments. The queuing for fuel is just starting. If you all realize that what was claimed to have been spent on fuel subsidy last year is equivalent to what the country uses to import fuel in three years , you will all realize that the country cannot afford this level of looting of public funds as there is no more money left to pay for fuel import in the next two years at least. The so called Aig-Imokuede committee only identified a small fraction of what has been stolen and therefore created a diversion from the House of Assembly committee report which is closer to the actual sum that was stolen. Nigerians must insist that all those who stole the subsidy funds must return the money along with being put in jail. Failure to do so will mean that we shal continue to queue and fight for fuel for the foreseeable future of not less than two years.

CAUSED BY SANDY

A nation of morons. There is no natural disaster but they are having fuel scarcity.

ABOUT nIGERIA

FATHER ALMIGHTY!!! PLEASE SAVE NIGERIA FROM THE HANDS OF THESE ROGUES WHO ARE SITTING UPON THE GLORY OF THE PEOPLE. LET YOUR JUDGEMENT COME UPON THE WICKED RULERS @ ABUJA IN THE HOLY NAME OF JESUS AMEN

A NATION SO SAD.

A nation so rich but the people so poor
A nation so blessed with the people so cursed
A Dream so vivid with visions so clouded
A nation with so many educated citizens rule by so many educated illiterates. A great nation with clueless people that begot clueless leaders. A sad nation indeed.

yet 9ja does not care

World Bank report warns that 40 per cent of habitable terrain in the Niger Delta area would disappear in 20 years if strong-willed remediation was not carried out. And the Federal Government admitted that 40,000 oil spills had occurred in the past 53 years of oil exploration.
In the report, the World Bank claimed that the palm groves, shorelines, creeks and other habitable areas would be washed away by erosion as well as spills due to vandalism, system failure and crude oil theft. Apart from effects of oil spills, gas flaring constitutes a veritable hazard. It causes acid rain which acidifies the lakes and streams and damages crops and vegetation. It reduces farm yields and harms human health; increases the risk of respiratory illnesses, asthma and cancer and often causes chronic bronchitis, decreased lung function, blindness, impotence, miscarriages and premature deaths.

SHAME

I just read that Uganda is building a refinery in anticipation of oil being foind in Kenya and neigbouring countries. Uganda that discovered oil yesterday is already planning ahead.

Nigeria is all about settlement. Tukur father and son and coy are settling out of court for a case of pure theft. Import nothing and claim billions from government. In countries that have made progress in the last 20 years, it's death by poison. Drink from the cup. In Nigeria, government would give you merit award, or what they call national award. GCON! MFR! OON etc.

Can NNPC through madam tell us why the round of scarcity? Maybe it's because of Ribadu's report. Nigeria is a laughing stock among the comity of nations.

SHAME

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