Fuel Scarcity Abuja

Fuel Scarcity Hits Abuja

NEWS DIGEST – Residents of Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory, and its environs are currently experiencing fuel scarcity as long queues have returned to filling stations.

News Digest reporter observed that the scarcity started on Friday evening.

As the queues surfaced, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), promptly released a statement urging Nigerians against panic buying of petrol.

The NNPC, which has been battling for months to contain a possible disruption of fuel supply as a result of a rising imbalance in the cost of fuel import and distribution, moved Friday afternoon to douse speculations about the scarcity of the product.

The fuel queues also surfaced says after Nigeria’s finance minister, Zainab Ahmed, said the federal government would consider a gradual removal of fuel subsidy.