Kerosene scarcity : Lagosians switch to charcoal, firewood

Published September 23, 2012 by Ladun Liadi Blog

Ladun Liadi – Trading in charcoal and firewood is now booming in Ikorodu and some other suburbs of Lagos Metropolis, following the scarcity of kerosene in the areas. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that kerosene had been scarce and costly in Lagos State for many months, and had been selling for between N95 and N120 per litre in filling stations instead of the N50 a litre approved by government. The current general scarcity of petroleum products in Lagos has forced kerosene price up to between NN175 and N220 per litre among end-user retailers.
Many residents of the state have switched over to charcoal and firewood because of the high cost and non-availability of kerosene. Continue Reading


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