Why do people suffer from fuel scarcity in Nigeria? Learn about some reasons behind it and get the update.
The beginning of 2016 was marred in Nigeria by fuel scarcity. People had hard times fueling their car tanks and getting around. Many businesses related to transportation services also suffered from the lack of gas for their car fleet. Just a short while ago the FG promised people to end the fuel scarcity and resume proper work of Lagos schools (which also had taken the halt in their operation).
Why Nigeria fuel scarcity persists?
Earlier this month the government announced that it was caused mainly by the panic among people, who rushed to the gas stations and caused fuel shortage. However, even after bringing over some fuel to Lagos and other Nigerian cities, the situation did not improve. Many believe that the buying panic is only a secondary reason for fuel scarcity. And the main reason is corruption in the oil sector.
There is the opinion that fuel scarcity in Lagos and other places was caused by the trouble with fuel subsidy and lies told by the Federal Government to Nigerians.
Fuel scarcity today: what NNPC does to solve the problem?
Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation reported that it has actually loaded almost 1200 trucks and sent them away nationwide. According to the NNPC data over 830 million liters has already been received and the uploading process was started.
Fuel scarcity update
Still most depots are empty and petrol is nowhere to be had. The whole situation may be a sabotage of the Federal Government efforts to stabilize the market and stop the fuel scarcity. DPR threatens to punish all parties involved in it. All such dishonest marketers could be spotted and arrested right away.
Hopefully the situation with the fuel scarcity soon would be over and Nigerians would have nothing to worry about.