BY TARKAA DAVID
Motorists in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have decried the
return of fuel queues at filling stations and appealed to the federal
government to make good its promises of making the product available.
Some motorists who spoke to LEADERSHIP said the artificial scarcity of
premium motor spirit (PMS) is an attempt to frustrate the citizens to
accept any increase in the price of the product.
Mr. Emeka Ezechukwu, a taxi driver said that the fuel scarcity makes
his job frustrating, which, according to him, is his only source of
living and the livelihood of many other Nigerians.
Ezechukwu stated that the fuel scarcity has drastically reduced his
daily income, due to loss of working hours spent at filling stations,
just as he queried a situation where black marketers get the product
to sale to motorists at exorbitant rates.
Also speaking, another motorist, Mr. Joseph Danlami said that he
doubts the genuineness of the federal government to make life better
as, promised during election campaign.
Danlami noted that it is rather unfortunate that the citizens would
have to struggle with financial challenges and other hustles and still
have to face another challenge of getting fuel for movement.
“It baffles me to see that we are experiencing fuel challenges after
all the promises that the APC government made to Nigerians. We
struggle to put food on the table for the family and have to waste
hours queuing to buy fuel at a price that we never thought of,” he
Mr. Bulus Dogoniya said that the scarcity is a calculated attempt by
the government to hike fuel prices and make the product available so
that the common man won’t comply. He however, warned that such grand
plan will be vehemently opposed.