Fuel sells for N200 in Abeokuta

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    [img alt=fighting over fuel in Kaduna width=360 height=270][/img]MOTORISTS in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, on Monday grappled with the increase in the price of petrol since the removal of fuel subsidy on Sunday.
    While the NNPC station beside the Olusegun Obasanjo Library in Kuto sold fuel for N138 per litre on Monday, the World Oil station at Panseke sold at the same quantity for N200.
    The Total filling station at Adatan also sold at N145, while the Rantipe filling station along Moshood Abiola Way sold at N185 per litre.
    A cross-section of motorists, who spoke with News Agency of Nigeria at the various filing stations however pleaded with government to monitor the activities of the oil marketers.
    They alleged that the marketers were perfecting plans to exploit Nigerians through the situation.
    Residents have reacted differently to fuel subsidy removal by the Federal Government.
    While some condemned the development and its timing, others commended government’s courage in separate interviews with NAN.
    For instance, 39-year-old Mr Adewale Azeez, a civil servant, said government should have made available some palliative measures to reduce the effects of the removal.
    “It is a bold and courageous effort to right the wrongs of the past, but the timing is absolutely wrong and I will advise government to take a second look at it,â€

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