2012-1-4 11:54:07 版主
Fuel prices in Nigeria more than tripled in some areas of the country this week after the government announced an end to the fuel subsidy. Iny Ememobong, a spokesperson for the National Association of Nigerian Students, says filling stations in the southern town of Yuo have become overwhelmed with demand for fuel due to price uncertainty.
“The public holiday has become nightmarish because there are long queues of fear. There is a lot of annoyance in the mind of people. People can’t move around happily, you know. People are annoyed. People are angry,” he says.
Adding to the confusion is the wide variation in new fuel prices says Ememobong. With the subsidy, prices were an average of 65 Naira, or 40 cents per liter, now they have increased to as much as 250 Naira in some places.