Cross River Residents Now Rotate Vehicles 

May 10, 2024 - 11:54
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Cross River Residents Now Rotate Vehicles 

By Ndifereke BASSEY

 Residents of Calabar in Cross River have resulted to rotation of their vehicles as a means of cutting down on spending amid the present economic situation in the country.

Some of the residents who spoke in a separate interview with THE BEAGLE NEWS said the ongoing fuel scarcity have also not been helpful.

They revealed that as neighbours they alternate their vehicles for general use on a daily basis as part means to cut-down on spending.

One of the resident, Mr Philip Ndoma said they had to improvised to save themselves from unnecessary stress of sourcing for fuel and also reduce on spending on the product.

He explained that, "What we do is that Mr A make his car available for use on a Monday, while Mr B takes turn to present his on Tuesday and on like that.

"With this method, where an individual is to spend like N20,000 in a week, he ends spending far lesser."

Simirlarly, Mr Effiom Effiom said while the system is cost effective the only challenge is that you must have a neighbour who works in the same environment or nearby.

Mr Jacob Jarigbe said working with the schedule have saved him some money he had to channeled into other area of need.

"It has not been easy, not only is the salary now nothing to write joke about, cost of things have more than quadrupled.

"To save ourselves from further strain, everyone needed to put on their thinking cap or survival cap if you like.:

As at the time of going to press, fuel situation in Calabar and environs as over 90 percent of the filling stations have shutdown.

A few petrol stations that are opened for business are dispensing the product for between N750 and N900.