Kerosene, an essential cooking fuel, is back on the high side. A visit to petrol stations across Lagos state revealed that Nigerians should not heave a sigh of relief yet as the prices have started jacking up again.
Here are on the spot report across the metropolis:
*”I bought a litre of kerosene for N220 last week. I was shocked because it was just N165 the last time I bought it. We don’t have a choice than to keep buying. “
*”I sent my daughter to a nearby petrol station yesterday and she came back with only one litre of kerosene. I gave her N300 to buy two litres. I bought it last N150. I wasn’t expecting any increment, we have suffered enough in this country.”
*” Maybe I have to try firewood. I have a large family, I can’t be buying five litres of kerosene every week. My husband is a pastor, all manner of people come to our house daily and we have to entertain them. I just can’t complain. Kerosene is N220 per litre in my area”.
A couple of weeks back, Nigerians were jubilating when a litre of kerosene was sold between N150-N170 as against N250 per litre. Now, it is on the rise again.