Fuel Scarcity: Nigerians Bemoan Activities Of Black Marketers

A cross section of Nigerians today decried the high cost of transportation, attributing it to the fuel scarcity and activities of black marketers.

They said in separate interviews that fuel stations are hoarding the product to sell to black marketers who in turn sell to end users at exorbitant prices.

A taxi driver, Chinonso Orji, said that the scarcity of fuel and the activities of black marketers have affected his business negatively.

He said that this was because he could not get fuel and had to queue at the filling stations for days without getting the product.

A commuter, Igwe Sarah, said her transport fare has increase by 100 per cent, since she now paid 200 naira to her workplace as against 100 naira.

Another commuter, Adeyinka Akinwumi, said she paid between N300 and 500 naira from Masaka to Wuse as against the usual 150 naira.