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Fuel scarcity grounds economic activities in Jalingo as motorists lament

The scarcity of fuel that has afflicted Jalingo, the Taraba State capital, has had a significant impact on the city’s economic and social activities in recent days.

Motorists and tricycle operators who talked to our correspondent claimed they had to line for hours to purchase petrol at the NNPC Mega station along Yola road, causing congestion on the town’s main thoroughfare.

When our correspondent reached the location about midday, a tricycle rider named Abubakar Umar claimed he had been waiting since 7 a.m. and that hitting his daily objective of N3000 was no longer possible due to the gasoline issue.

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Checks by our correspondent on Wednesday revealed that only NNPC and A. A Shafa filling station was dispensing the product in the state capital, causing long queues while black marketers take advantage of the situation.

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Further checks by our correspondent revealed that a litre of petrol at the black market is sold for N250 as against N162 in the filling stations.

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A restaurant manager, Joy Adi told our correspondent on the phone that many people who patronise them for lunch could not make it as a result of the lack of petrol in the town.

Moreso, a motorist, Musa Yohanna while lamenting the hardship called on relevant bodies to find a solution to the fuel scarcity which he said usually happened between November and December each year.

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  1. In this festive period. I remember what a friend of mine told me before this year sala that I should keep this statistics, that in every sala things are cost as it is in Christmas period, things are times two higher in Christmas..
    Fuel!!!! I went to buy fuel today and people are fighting and waiting, yarning at each others all because of fuel FG) things getting worst day by day

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