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Nigeria’s fuel crisis: ‘Deal reached with government’

People queue with jerry cans to buy fuel at Mobil filling station in Lagos, on May 21
There have been long queues at petrol stations because of the fuel shortage

Nigeria’s fuel wholesalers say they have reached a deal with the government that should soon see the end of the crippling fuel crisis.

The agreement was reached after talks with the finance minister, Danladi Fasali from the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association told the BBC.

The wholesalers had stopped distributing fuel after alleging they were owed $1bn (£625m) in subsidies.

Many businesses that rely on generators for power have been affected.