The so call "black marketers" who are suppose to operate in the dark now sell their products in the day time close to filling stations even in the presence of security operatives: so sad a country, just as Nigerians as we are impatient, we patronize them.
It was especially difficult for motorists and commuters in Abuja today as a queue of vehicles formed long lines at various fuel stations. The long lines first appeared in some filling stations in the city three days ago when residents thought the protest may result in a scarcity of petroleum products, besieging the filling stations to buy fuel in panic. Many of the stations who have fuel in stock decided to stop sale in anticipation of selling in high prices in few days to come.
Long lines to buy petrol resurfaced at most filling stations in Abuja on Monday Checks across the city revealed that many of the filling stations deliberately put their gates under lock, vehicles on a long queue. Oando, Conoil, and Total fill
The Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) and National Union of Petroleum and Gas Workers (NUPENG), yesterday called off its strike action.
The decision followed a meeting between the unions and the leadership of the Ministry of Petroleum Resources, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) in Abuja.
The unions, in a statement made available to The Nation, said they decided to call off the strike after reaching resolutions on the issues.
Part of the resolutions, they said, include the setting up of an ad hoc committee comprising members of NNPC, PENGASSAN, nupeng, Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) to work out modalities and framework for sustaining the NNPC pension scheme, along oil and gas private sector lines, and the decision of the NNPC management to handle the issues relating to turn around maintenance (TAM) of refineries internally.
Oh! what country!