Petrol attendants, motorists decry long queues in Abuja




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ABUJA – Petrol attendants and motorists in the FCT on Friday decried the continued long queues in fuel stations in the territory.

The News Agency Nigeria (NAN) reports that the queues returned to the fuel stations after similar incidence prior to the March 28 Presidential and National Assembly elections.

Queues in the stations are long, causing motorists to spend many hours to buy petrol.

Mr Eze Okafor, a taxi driver, at the Total Filling Station on the Independence Avenue, Central Area, said he had spent many hours to buy petrol since after the Easter holidays.

“I don’t know what great country is turning into; one cannot just drive into a filling station and buy fuel.

“I feed my family with what I make from my taxi business and if I cannot buy fuel to work, how can I care of my family,’’ Okafor said.
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Mr Adejola Bamidele, a businessman, expressed hope for the incoming administration, to be better than previous ones.

“This issue of queuing at filling station, spending several hours before buying fuel needs to stop,’’ Bamidele said.

He appealed to the incoming government to resolve the responsible for the shortage in .

Mr Paul Emmanuel, an attendant in Oando filling station, near National Planning Commission, in the Central Area, said the station was dispensing the product in spite of long queues of motorists.

NAN observed that Total and Oando filling stations located at Wuse Zone 5, near Julius Berger Plc in Abuja, were also selling the product.

Many stations were, however, not dispensing while those that opened for business had long queues of motorists to contend with.

It was observed that some stations such as and AP in Gwarinpa, did not sell while Oando in Area 10 and Total in Area 3, sold petrol in long queues.
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