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Petrol Price Hits N1,000 Per Litre As Tanker drivers embark on strike   

Many filling stations are closed across the country as petrol tanker drivers downed their tools on Monday to protest rising costs of operation  

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Petrol Price Hits N1,000 Per Litre As Tanker drivers embark on strike 

 

A Nigerian man has taken to social media to cry out after he purchased fuel at N1,000 per litre from a filling station on Monday

 

Many filling stations are closed across the country as petrol tanker drivers downed their tools on Monday to protest rising costs of operation

 

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The implication of the strike has been the return of fuel queues and the few filling stations that open selling at exorbitant prices.

 

The petrol tanker drivers’ strike has resulted in fuel queues and the few filling stations available selling fuel at prices higher than normal.

 

A Nigerian man on X, Dr Donald Aniekwe, has cried out on social media after he bought fuel at N1,000 per litre in Enugu on Monday, February 19.

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A shocked Donald exclaimed on X: “It has happened! I just bought fuel for 1000/ltr.”

 

He shared a picture taken from the filling station where he made the purchase to support his claim, adding that he bought it at ChristNeky NG Ltd.

 

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His tweet left many shocked and in disbelief.

 

Before Monday, petroleum product marketers in the country had threatened to suspend operations and apparently followed through with their threat.

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