Fuel scarcity affects Nigeria Aviation sector.

Nigerian airlines are
canceling flights as a months-long fuel shortage is aggravated by a
strike disrupting fuel deliveries.

Vehicles also are grounded.Normally bustling roads in Lagos, a metropolis of 20 million, were half-
empty and gas stations closed
Saturday.

One station owner said
strikers are threatening to set fire to any stations selling fuel. Police are arresting black
marketers selling fuel at roadsides at inflated prices.

Chaos reigned at bus stations and Lagos' Murtala Muhammad
International Airport as flights were
canceled. The fuel shortage started with oil suppliers demanding that the
government pay alleged arrears of
nearly $1 billion.It comes as Nigeria prepares to
inaugurate a new president,Muhammadu Buhari,on Friday.

- news24
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