Petrol stations in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital city have been shut down following the directive by the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas (NUPENG) workers.
The close-down has resulted in long queues across the FCT as motorists hope to buy fuel as soon as the stations re-open.
Also in Kaduna state, all petrol stations were shut down as a result of the warning strike called by NUPENG.
Most of the petrol stations visited by Channels TV were not dispensing fuel as they claim the union has directed them not to sell fuel to customers until the federal government addresses their problems.
A trip around the town by our correspondent revealed that black marketers are taking advantage of the industrial action to enrich them, as they sell a four litre gallon of fuel at N800.
Both major and independent oil marketers complied with the directive.
Residents appealed to relevant authorities to settle their differences with NUPENG so that the strike can be called off.
NUPENG had directed all its members in depots and branches to stop loading petroleum products for the next three days.
I heard that there is also fuel scarcity in V/Island and some places in Lag. .. Biko, come to somolu, we haf alotta fuel to sell 😉