Make petrol available – NURTW urges govt

By The Citizen

The National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) in Niger on Tuesday urged the Federal Government to make petrol available at the approved rate.

The NURTW Chairman in the state, Alhaji Ibrahim Sarki, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Minna.

He said availability of petrol at official rate would enable the union members to recoup their investment and review the current transport fares in the state.

NAN reports that the state chapter of the union recently increased transport fares owing to non availability of fuel.

The agency also reports that widespread scarcity had resulted in the sale of fuel at between N190 and N200 per litre at the black market.

'Hopefully by next week, there will be enough fuel supply in the country,'' he said.

Isah said that Niger, which was supposed to get 30 trucks of PMS per day, gets only two.

'What we are doing right now in Niger state is to make sure that the small quantity available is not diverted but sold to the people at N86 per litre.

'We need 30 trucks of PMS in the state to ensure enough supply but you can see that we have just two which is inadequate,'' he said. The Nation