Fuel Scarcity Hits Lagos 


Long queues at a fuel station in Lagos


By Our Reporter

Motorists are currently experiencing hardship as fuel queues have surfaced in parts of Lagos metropolis. NATIONAL WAVES gathered that many filling stations have run out of stock while the few selling have long queues.

Commuters who were seen stranded lamented the resurgence in fuel scarcity, saying it has disrupted their daily schedules.
“I left home around 6am with the hope that I would be able to get fuel at any of the filling stations within Ogba axis but ro my disappointment, none of the filling stations along the axis was selling fuel.
“I and many others queued up at the filling station around Ogba because the attendants told us they were expecting stock. I left after waiting for about two hours without any sign that they would soon get fuel,” said one of the motorists.

A resident who spoke with our correspondent said the fuel scarcity has further worsened the traffic gridlock on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway following long queues at filling stations near Lagos.
“In the whole of my area around Berger, Arepo, Ibafo, there is no fuel. This is beside the fact that we have not had light for the past three days,” the resident said.
It would be recalled that the scarcity started a few days ago but it got worse between Sunday and Monday morning,  forcing motorists to spend long hours at filling stations.
The cause of the fuel shortage was as a result of disruption of supply to Independent marketers in the state.


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