Fuel marketers in Kano State, on Wednesday, arbitrarily hiked their price from the regulated price of N165 per litre to between N200 and N220 at different outlets in the city.
Prior to the development, motorists in the state had been experiencing fuel scarcity, which had lingered for the past two months without any official explanation from relevant authorities.
Despite the promise by the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Mele Kyari, last week, that the recent fuel scarcity would soon be a thing of the past over the weekend, following the meeting held with stakeholders in the industry, the scarcity continued to bite harder, with a handful of fuel stations having the product in stock.
During our correspondent’s visit to some fuel stations on Wednesday, it was discovered that some filling stations on Airport road, Paniso and Bompai road areas of the city had commenced selling to motorists at prices ranging from N200 and N220, respectively.
However, at A.A Rano filling station, on Bompai road by Central Hotel roundabout and Aliko petrol station, at Paniso by Jaba, the product was sold for N185 per litre.
During a chat, with a fuel attendant at A. A. Rano, who declined his name in print, confirmed to our correspondent that the price was hiked since Tuesday.