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Queues Thin Out At Petrol Stations In Abuja

Queues have started to thin out at petrol filling stations due to the availability of the product in Abuja.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that many filling stations were seen serving few motorists on the queue in Abuja on Friday.
NAN also reports that the stations were selling the product to motorists at the official price of N87 per litre.
At the Conoil Filling Station in the Central Area, an attendant said fuel scarcity would soon be a thing of the past as they had sufficient fuel to dispense to the public.
The attendant said some motorists spent up to 10 hours on the queues days back before they could buy fuel but can get petrol now in less than one hour.
One of the motorists at the station, Malam Yahaya Mohammed, said the situation had been getting better as the queues were receding in the city.
Another motorist at a petrol filling station in Area 1, Mr James Adamu, commended the Federal Government for resolving the differences between the government and the marketers.
Adamu advised the government to always resolve issues ahead of time and not to allow it go to this extent.

Other stations visited included those in Berger Junction, Area 10, Central Area, Asokoro, Maitama and other parts of the metropolis.
A commercial driver, Ade John, said the scarcity had negatively affected his business as he had had to spend a whole day on queue to get fuel and even bought from the black market sometimes.
One of the black marketers, Yakubu Yusuf, said 10 litres of petrol went for N2,500 when the scarcity was acute but that the price crashed to N1,500 on Thursday when the commodity became available.
NAN recalls that the Federal Government had promised to pay N30billion to the oil marketers for the losses they had recorded due to devaluation of the naira. (NAN)

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