NUPENG/PENGASSAN Strike: Long Queues Surface In Kaduna

Channels Television  
Updated December 15, 2014

fuel_queueFollowing the nationwide strike by oil workers on Monday, long fuel queues has surfaced at petrol stations in Kaduna, as motorists besieged  filing stations that sold the product on the first day of the strike.

The development has slowed down commercial activities in the state capital, Chikun, Igabi, Kuaru, Jemaa and Zaria Local Government Areas, as many commuters were stranded for hours at various bus stops waiting for commercial buses that were seemingly unavailable.

Our correspondent, who visited some filling stations, reports that some motorists found it difficult to obtain the product, while many spent over four hours at petrol stations without getting the product.

The development has also affected public servants who were taken unawares by the strike as only those that had enough fuel in their vehicles and the few who were lucky to transport themselves to work were seen in their offices on Monday.

Already, black marketers have cashed in on the development to rip motorists as many of them surfaced on major roads in the city selling the product in jerry cans of various shapes and sizes.