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Commuters and motorists have continued to groan as fuel scarcity persist in Ilorin, the Kwara state capital.

Findings showed that many filling stations owned by  independent marketers remained shut, while majority of those owned by major marketers were not also dispensing the commodity, ROYAL NEWS reports.

It would be recalled that fuel scarcity hit Ilorin last week, with many filling stations hoarding and not dispensing the commodity with a view to selling it at exorbitant prices.

There were long queues of vehicles and motorcycles at a few points where filling stations were dispensing fuel in the metropolis yesterday.

The black marketers along Maraba motor park, Murtala Mohammed Way. Ilorin were already having a field day as they now sell a five- litre gallon of fuel for N1,200. The normal price of a five- litre fuel is N750,00.

Most of the commuters and motorists that spoke with our correspondent lamented the hoarding of the commodity and appealed to the federal government to find a lasting solution to the perennial fuel scarcity in every December and January.

They frowned at government’s poor handling of issues affecting majority of the people, especially fuel scarcity.

Also reacting to the development, the Kwara state chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, Alh Aliyu Issa-Ore, lamented the fuel scarcity of in the state, saying that it had inflicted hardship on members of the union.

Issa-Ore  alleged that many filling stations had adjusted their meter and pump price despite the fact that transporters had not increased the transportation fare.

The NURTW Chairman, therefore appealed for quick intervention of the federal government to ameliorate the suffering of the people

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