FIVE days after the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) began a strike to protest the arrest of 10 of its members by the Rivers State Task Force, fuel scarcity has hit Port Harcourt, the state capital.
Long queues of motorists have surfaced at the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) mega stations as most of the Independent marketers claimed they had no products to dispense.
Black marketers are spotted close to some stations with jerry cans struggling to get the products in order to resell to the helpless consumers at exorbitant prices.
A few independent marketers were selling a litre of petrol between N120 and N150 as against the pump price of N97. Only the NNPC mega station was selling the product at the official rate.