Fuel scarcity: NUJ frowns at hoarding, hike in pump price in Yobe

The Nigeria Union of Journalists, Yobe State Council, has expressed concern over the continued scarcity of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) and hike in the pump price in Damaturu and its environs.

Comrade Rajab Mohammed, NUJ Chairman Yobe State Council, made the position of the union known in a statement made available to newsmen.

He called on all relevant agencies to urgently wake up to their responsibilities in order to cushion the sufferings of citizens.

According to him, the NUJ in the state will keep an eagle eye on the distribution, sales and hoarding of the product with the aim of ensuring availability and accessibility.

“We are therefore appealing to the citizens to stay calm and be law-abiding”, he appealed.


Checks by DAILY POST in Damaturu on Saturday revealed that, in a few petrol stations where the product is available, end users are buying the product at the cost of N200 to N210 per litre.

Desperate motorists are reportedly travelling outside the state capital just to source fuel which is said to be a bit cheaper.

The situation is coming despite assurances made to Nigerians by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) that it has enough petrol to go round the country within the shortest possible time.