22nd November, 2022
Fuel scarcity has paralyses Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial nerve centre, as queues are seen in major filling stations across the metropolis.
In some petrol stations, prices of the Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) sold for between N200 and N250 per litre.
In places where the product is sold for N170, long queues were being experienced. At Mobil Filling Stations in Abule Egba and Ijaiye Road, Ogba, where the product is being sold for N170 per litre, long queues are being experienced.
This has led to extreme traffic gridlock. Oba Ogunji, in Agege has been locked down as the gridlock has reached the Pen Cinema bridge as a result of the long queue at Mobil Filling Station on Ijaiye Road, Ogba.
The same goes to Abule Egba where there is massive gridlock occassioned by the long queue at Mobil Filling Station.
At NNPC, on Ekoro Road, the product is being sold for N169 per litre, but long queue is being experienced in the area.
There is panic buying everywhere as many people do not know why the fuel scarcity persists in the metropolis.
At Egbeda area of Lagos, a particular filling station is dispensing the product at N250 per litre.
Many filling stations in the metropolis have run out of the product. For instance, Mobil Filling Stations on Charity Road, Ekoro Road in Abule Egba and Agidingbi, in Ikeja are not selling.
The same goes to several filling stations in Abule Egba, Agege, Ikeja, Ojodu Berger, among others.
There is no hope that there will be an end to this scarcity soon as marketers are profiting from it to exploit the masses.