Queues Resurface In Akure As Oil Marketers Again Jack-up Pump Prices

Queues have resurfaced in petrol stations in Akure, Ondo State capital as news filtered in that pump prices of petrol has again been adjusted.

Positive FM discovers that many stations were shut on Tuesday morning while few stations selling however, they still sold at a little above five hundred naira.

There were reports that stations managed by NNPCL in Lagos and Abuja were selling between #600 and #700.

Queues were also reported in other parts of the country like Kano, Nassarawa and Owerri.

Residents of Akure who reacted to the situation said people were caught unaware by the sudden increase, which they said would have a devastating effect on the already battered economy with inflation more than 22%.

Speaking with Positive FM, Mr Peter James and Mr Olusegun Adeola described the development as inflicting more hardship on Nigerians.

A motorist in Afin Akoko, Alhaji Abu Balogun asked government to consider the masses and small scale businesses while formulating policies.

They appealed that government urgently roll out reasonable palliatives or reverse to considerable prices.

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