QUEUES IN ABIA FUEL STATIONS AS PETROLEUM TANKER DRIVERS BEGIN STRIKE

REPORTER: JOHN MADUAGWU

The impact of the strike by petrol tanker drivers is already being felt in the Abia State capital, Umuahia.

When Radio Nigeria visited some petrol filling stations on Ikot Ekpene road, long lines were noticed at the dispensing points for Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) popularly called petrol.

On Aba Road, some of the stations that had the product also had long lines which stretched into the road, thereby slowing down the free flow of traffic in the area.

There was also increase in pump price as some of the outlets were sold petrol between N750 and N800 per litre while a few still pegged their price at N665.

The development led to an increase in the price of transportation to some routes in the state capital by N50.

Some residents, who spoke with Radio Nigeria, described the situation as unfortunate as it was impacting heavily on their pockets especially, as they had to use petrol on a daily basis either in their cars or power generating sets.

Petroleum products transporters embarked on the nationwide strike due to their complaints over high cost of operations.

EDITED BY CHUKWUBUIKE MADU

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