Almost two weeks long queues at several filling stations in the capital city of Enugu state.
This as resulted of some filling stations were selling petrol between N250 to N300 per litre in Enugu capital city.
Matters Arising while visited many petrol stations in the town, observed that they were under lock and key.
A trip that usually costs N50, now goes for N150, while motorist, in Enugu metropolis, lamented the situation and urged government to find a lasting solution to the problem of fuel scarcity.
The government should find a lasting solution to this particular issue because we can’t keep on going this way every time,’’ Matters Arising gathered
The scarcity has caused untold hardship to residents of the state.
One of the petrol product salesperson told Matters Arising that some of the filling stations had the product but have been instructed not to sell.
Though some of us do not have, others prefer to sell to black marketers since they would make more profit,” he said.
Similarly, filling Stations operating in Owerri, had earlier shut down their businesses to protest the refusal of payment of compensation to one of their members whose filling station was damaged by former Governor Rochas Okorocha’s administration.
Their action was based on a court judgment they obtained that the state government should pay compensation to their member. But the state government said it has appealed the judgement