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My Children Couldn’t Go To School Because I had No Cash For Their Transport Fare — Woman Cries Out As Residents of Awka Groan Over Fuel, Naira Scarcity

My Children Couldn't Go To School Because I had No Cash For Their Transport Fare -- Woman Cries Out As Residents of Awka Groan Over Fuel, Naira Scarcity.

Posted: February 3, 2023 at 7:45 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

The effects of fuel and naira scarcity  is biting very hard on residents of Awka, Anambra State as the days go by.

ABS News crew visited some filling stations and banks in Awka and observed that some of the filling stations were closed down for lack of fuel, while some that have fuel were selling at different pump prices.
At most of the banks, it was observed that customers besieged the banking halls to either to deposit old money, open accounts, with most of them thronging the ATM to withdraw money.
Some of the customers who spoke to ABS, Mrs Fidelia Eze from Umuawulu, and Mrs Ifeoma Eze from Nteje, said that they have been coming to the banks for several days now to withdraw money but could not because of the crowd.
Mrs Eze from Nteje, said she has no cash with her again and her children were not able to go to school today for lack of transport money and appealed to government to intervene.
At Ukwu Oji, Awka where commercial buses that ply Awka-Onitsha route load and offload their passengers, many of the buses were seen inactive, no passengers as sight while most of the drivers went in search of fuel.
For some of the commercial bus drivers who spoke to ABS, Mr Chimezie Ejike and Prince Michael Chukwuadikaobi, because of the scarcity of money very few  people now patronize them and even if they see passengers to convey, the fuel to drive their buses is also scarce.
The drivers who said they they have been at their pit since morning, told ABS that some of them who bought fuel bought at N370,N450 and N500, saying it is affecting their businesses and families drastically.
They further recommended ways government could  alleviate the situation.
Beggars are also not left out in the biting effects of the fuel and naira scarcity.
Speaking with some of them at Arroma Junction, ,Awka, Mrs Charity Ogudo and Mrs Nnenna Oku said it is only when people have enough for themselves that they can afford to give to beggars.
Mrs Oku pointed out that before now,she collects in a day around N4000 to N7000 and above but as at the time of filing this interview, she said she has only gotten N300 appealing to concerned authorities to make cost of living affordable for all.

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