Some petroleum marketers in Katsina State have increased their fuel pump price from N145/L to N155/L.
This was revealed by an investigation done by Radio Nigeria, Katsina correspondent. It was further revealed that the situation is worst outside the state capital.
According to the investigative report, the price of the commodity at the black market has also been sky rocketed where a 4L gallon is being sold at the cost of between N800 to N900.
KATSINA POST checks on the issue also revealed that vehicles queue is gradually coming back in some of the filling station in the city while many more of the stations are closed due to the scarcity of the commodity.
In another news, Eighteen babies, abandoned by their mothers, have been recovered in Funtua town, Katsina State, in the last four months, an official has disclosed.
Alhaji Ibrahim Nasir, Director of Education and Social Services (ESSD), Funtua Local Government Council, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Funtua on Wednesday, that some babies were found in dustbins.
“Some of the babies were also thrown into toilets, while some were left in markets, public places and uncompleted buildings in the towns,” he said.
Nasir, who described the development as pathetic, said that the growing cases of abandoned babies and lunatics were becoming a source of concern to the council.
He said that the council was sinking much funds into taking care of the abandoned babies as well as in the evacuation and repatriation of lunatics.