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Artificial scarcity of petrol hits Sokoto


Artificial scarcity of petrol (PMS) has hit Sokoto metropolis and its environs with a litre now sell for between N160 and N180.Long queues of vehicle have resurfaced at filling stations while black marketers who sell in jerycan have also resurfaced at different locations

The scarcity which began when NUPENG suspended its three day warning strike is now having a toll on the commuters as many workers trek to their work places due to high cost of fare and shortage of vehicle in the metropolis

Our correspondent, who monitored the situation report that most of the filling stations were not selling the product in the city.

An official of the Department of Petroleum Resources DPR in Sokoto said the situation was uncalled for as the petroleum marketers have adequate supply of the commodity in the state.

He said the marketers off load their product daily in the state and wondered why there was scarcity.


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