June 15, 2024

Passengers stranded as fuel scarcity hits Kaduna

Passengers going to work on Thursday were stranded following the scarcity of fuel across Kaduna State.

Those who were fortunate to get buses paid double their normal transport fares to their various destinations.

DAILY POST observed that some filling stations across the Kaduna metropolis were shut while those open were filled to capacity as motorists struggled to buy fuel.

A passenger at the Kakuri bus stop, Mr. James Onoja, said he had been at the bus stop as early as 6 am but could not get a bus going to town.

Also, a nursing mother, Mrs. Salamatu Joseph, on her way to Central Market, having spent over three hours without getting a bus, said she would head back home.

“I have spent three hours at Sabon Tasha bus stop waiting for a bus. The only bus that came was quoting double the transport fare. I can’t pay. It’s better I go back home and rest today,” she said.

Another passenger, Joseph Ala, said he paid N400 instead of N200 from Kakuri to Ahmadu Bello Way.

Also, Mrs. Jospehine Magret, who boarded a bus from Goni Gora to Kaduna Central Market, said she paid N500 instead of N250.

Petroleum markers in the state were unavailable for comments.

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