The National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) in Niger on Tuesday urged the Federal Government to make petrol available at the approved rate. The NURTW Chairman in the State, Alhaji Ibrahim Sarki, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Minna. He said availability of petrol at official rate would enable the Union Members to recoup their investment and review the current transport fares in the state.
NAN reports that the state chapter of the union recently increased transport fares owing to non availability of fuel. The agency also reports that widespread scarcity had resulted in the sale of fuel at between N190 and N200 per litre at the black market.