Fuel vendors hawking petrol in jerry cans on the street
By Onyebuchi Ezigbo and Chineme Okafor
The current upsurge in the illegal hawking of fuel in streets of major cities across the country might be a disaster waiting to happen.
Following weeks of biting fuel scarcity resulting from hiccups in the supply and distribution of petroleum products, major roads and streets in our cities have been turn into mini-markets for the sale of fuel in jerry cans.
With the harmattan season already around the corner, the possibility of fire outbreak emanating from the careless open display of petroleum products by these hawkers poses a serious threat to lives and properties.
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