It was gathered that a trip from Gwarimpa to Berger is N300 instead of N200
Daily Trust recalls that the Minister of Petroleum Resources, Timipre Silver, two weeks ago urged Nigerians to prepare for an increase in fuel price as it climbs above $60 per barrel.
With no change yet on the official price of the commodity as fuel pump remain the same, Daily Trust observed that few fuel stations are selling petrol with the presence of large numbers of motorists waiting for their cars to be fuelled.
A driver, Uchenna David, told our reporter that he had a hint of fuel scarcity last night due to the increase of cars in fuel stations.
Having that in mind, he said he came out early to fuel his car but was confronted with a long queue.
“I know it will be hard to get fuel today but as a car owner, I need to fuel today no matter what it takes. I was surprised not when with the queue because others will be thinking as I am with the situation yesterday.”
While waiting for his turn to fuel, he urged the government to make up its mind on whether to increase the pump price as it is subjecting citizens to hardship.
A taxi driver, Ibrahim Khalid, said the increase in transport fare was a combination of fuel scarcity and fewer cars plying the roads.
“Most cars are in fuel stations and few ones taking passengers have increased their price to make up with the time they wasted in fuel stations. We are not happy with the situation but it is not our wish to spend hours in stations waiting for fuel.”
“I hope the situation changes before the end of the week for everything to go back to normal,” he said.
Abigail Yakubu, a commuter, while expressing shock with the increase of N50 to her destination, said she has been waiting for 20 minutes to get a car for the normal price she was used to, according to her paying the fee was not as much a problem as getting a cab as all the cabs are stocked in the fuel station trying to get fuel.