Tankers loading petrol from depots in Apapa, Lagos are currently paying between N90 and N110 per litre instead of the N82 before the advent of the current scarcity of the product in the market.
This, according to market sources, is the reason behind the high prices for which the product is selling at filling stations across the country.
Oil Marketers agree to call off strike with immediate effect, to begin lifting of petrol in six hours
Major Oil Marketers Association of Nigeria, MOMAN, have reportedly agreed to call off their strike action over unpaid subsidy claims and commence lifting of petroleum products nationwide in the next six hours.
The Petroleum Tanker Drivers arm of the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, on Monday suspended loading of petroleum products in the entire South West zone, including Ilorin.
The action will worsen the petrol supply situation because products for most parts of the country are usually loaded from the zone for delivery to other parts.
The continuous scarcity of refined petroleum products, especially petrol, and the attendant high cost of procuring them have pushed up the prices of essential food items in most parts of the country, investigation has revealed.
Traders attribute the rise in food prices to the high cost of transporting the produce from the farm to the market coupled with high exchange rate of the naira against major international currencies and seasonal availability of some of the produce.
One of the three persons taken to the Ebola virus quarantine centre in Oduoha, Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers State, has tested positive for the disease.
The latest case, an elderly woman, contracted the virus in Good Heart Hospital, the health facility where Iyke Enemuo, the doctor who treated a Nigerian ECOWAS diplomat, Koye Olu-Ibukun, died last week.