As the country woke up to a new adjusted petroleum pump price of N617 by the Nigeria National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL), the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) in Kano has fixed the price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) at N620 per litre.
Earlier in the morning of Tuesday, most filling stations were selling the product between N540 and N550 per litre.
The news that NNPC had officially adjusted its pump price to N617 per litre caused a frenzy as motorists rushed into filling stations to fill their tanks.
DAILY POST correspondent went round the city before noon and found that most filling stations, which hitherto were selling at N540 or N550 per litre, had stopped dispensing the product.
However, before 4 pm, the filling stations reopened and were selling fuel at a new pump price of N620 per litre.
DAILY POST observed that there was less traffic on the streets of Kano as most car owners were forced to park their vehicles because they couldn’t cope with the new pump price of fuel.
All efforts to speak to the state chairman of IPMAN, Bashir Danmallam, proved abortive.