Fuel Scarcity Worsens In Lagos, Other States

Fuel Scarcity Worsens In Lagos, Other States

There was no respite for car owners in Lagos and a couple other states on Tuesday as the queues which returned to filling stations in some areas of the state on Monday worsened.

Cerebral Lemon had reported on Monday that queues have returned to Lagos. Now other states including Abuja, Ogun and Kwara have joined the numbers.

The cause of this fuel crisis – one which Nigeria has been without for over a year now – has been linked to many of the private depots in Apapa, Lagos, not having petrol while those who had were doing “skeletal loading.”

In some areas in Lagos and Ogun states, the queues have already started spilling onto the roads and causing gridlock.

Motorists spilled onto major roads like Ikorodu Road, Agege Motor Road, Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway and Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

The ex-depot prices charged by the depots for PMS ranged from N139 to N143 per litre, compared to the official ex-depot price of N133.28.

Motorists and other consumers of petrol complained about the latest round of fuel scarcity, alleging that it might be a ploy to increase the pump price of the product.

Author: Yemi Olarinre