… petrol scarcity horrendous today
Contrary to the promise of Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, the minister of state for petroleum resources, that long queues will begin to disappear at petrol stations in Lagos and Abuja by Wednesday, April 6, 2016, the scenario is horrendous. Apart from the essential commodity which oils our economy being dispensed at only four out of ten stations, the queues are kilometres long and punishing today, Thursday, April 7.
The chaotic scenes at the stations can only ease in at least two or three days of constant supplies.
And more stations have to dispense fuel for the torments to ease.
Black market is in full swing with a litre of petrol, officially N86.50, selling at over N200. And it’s herculean to get it to buy.
Nigerians are upset as their anguish become unbearable. As some lose their lives in search of fuel, many more are battered and maimed.
Legions are losing their businesses and legions out of jobs.
Some are now are blaming Kachikwu for ineptitude and asking that he solves the perennial scarcity once and for all.