Residents of Abuja and the neighboring states of Niger and Nasarawa are still having difficulty obtaining Premium Motor Spirit, also known as petrol, with black market prices as high as N400 a litre.
The development happened about a week after the importation of millions of dirty PMS from Europe into Nigeria interrupted the country's fuel supply infrastructure, causing long lines across the country.
The Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited has ordered the recall of the tainted fuel, but oil marketers have been dealing with a variety of issues, including a lack of PMS supplies and consumer complaints that the defective product has harmed their vehicles.
Findings on Sunday, however, revealed that illicit marketers selling petrol in jerry-cans are now the most easily accessible sources of PMS in Abuja and neighboring states.
In Nigeria's capital city, a large number of filling stations do not currently have petrol to sell.
Oil marketers told our correspondent that a few other establishments with products were still seeking to return the adulterated petrol that had been sent to them last week.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.