Uncertainties and confusion have taken over the supply of petrol in most parts of Abuja, the Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Our reporters who went round today, March 2 to assess the scarcity of fuel and the attendants at a few that are selling the product, said that while some have increased the price per litre, justling and fighting have broke out in other.
Report has it that a filling station in Gwagwalada, on Kuje road, is selling the fuel at 175 per litre.
It was gathered that in the same fuel station, N500 is being charged on every N2,000 a customer buys, apart from paying N500 each to gatemen before opening the day barricade.
In Kuje, on Gwagwalada road, physical fight ensued between an attendant and motorcyclists because the sales girl did not attend to them.
It was gathered that the young lady was forced by the unruly behaviours of the prospective buyers, to shut down the business.
The situation of panic buying and unruly behaviour of buyers in other fuel stations is the same, despite the assurance by the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) that there is no price increase now and that there’s no need for panic buying.