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​Fuel scarcity: Black market booms in Kano

Business activities within and around Kano metropolis has been brought to its knees following debilitating scarcity of premium motor spirit in most filling stations Wednesday.

Findings by Vanguard in the commercial city indicated that the product was on sale at the only NNPC designated centre otherwise known as mega station with queue stretched to 2.5km from the source.

Most of the commuters who spoke with Vanguard at the NNPC mega station complained bitterly of alleged “sharp practices” by officials who they accused of extortion at the point of service

An official of NNPC mega station identified as Iliya refused to clarify position over the allegation.

Despite the non availability of petrol in gas stations, it was a different scenario on most streets in the city as hawkers records boom in their illegal business.

A hawker of petrol at Farm centre general area who identified himself as Abu Danbumburutu was full of praises for President Buhari for the hiccups in the official supply chain of the product.

According to him “in recent years we have never had so good, the supply is smooth and a litre of petrol now cost N240.00 as at today ”

Effort to speak with DPR official over the debilitating scarcity in the city on a certified GSM lines proved abortive as none of them responded to their calls.

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