The Premium Motor Spirit popularly called petrol now goes for N300 per litre in Hadejia, Jigawa, as fuel scarcity lingers in the country. The commodity is only available at black markets, as many petrol stations in Hadejia had no product to sell at the time. The approved pump price of the PMS is N87.
A commercial bus driver said that he had resorted to carrying more passengers to make up for the expenses on fuel. “I am overloading passengers to avoid incurring losses." The Treasurer, National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) in the area, Malam Baballe Haruna, appealed to the Federal Government to adopt practical measures to end scarcity of petroleum products in the country.