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Airlines, Radio Stations, MTN Halt Operations As Fuel Crisis Cripples Nigeria

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by Musa Abdullahi

Due to the near total scarcity of aviation fuel to run the aircraft of the various domestic carriers, thousands of air travellers were left stranded across airports in Nigeria on Saturday.

Two largest domestic carriers in Nigeria, Arik Air and Aero Contractors, cancelled all their flights in Nigeria as a result of the scarcity of JetA1, otherwise known as aviation fuel.

At the Abuja airport, many passengers, who arrived the Abuja airport with the intention of travelling out of the city, had their flights cancelled.

Telecommunications giant, MTN sent out a notice stating that they have low diesel supply and if they don’t receive diesel within the next 24 hours, the network will be seriously degraded and customers will feel the impact.

MTN Notice

Radio stations have also been affected as Nigeria is almost crippled as a result of the crisis, BEAT FM Lagos and CITY FM announced a shutdown of its 24 hour operations as a result of the shortage in diesel.

See a munch screen of the announcements below….

Beat FMCity FM Lagos

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