Fuel scarcity appears to have hit some parts of Lagos State, as long queues were sited at filling stations across the metropolis.
Fuel Scarcity Lagos
It was gathered that many motorist and passengers were stranded at major bus stops along Ogba-Berger road, such as Aguda, college road, among others.
The situation, which was attributed to the fuel scarcity, was the same at bus stops around popular Berger as many passengers were already trekking.
Speaking with with Punch on Monday, Commercial drivers confirmed that the development was due to the fuel scarcity, noting that some filling stations were hoarding the product.
A driver identified simply as Mr. Babalola, said, “Ha, you people don’t know anything, there is no fuel. We are not the cause.
“They are not selling fuel. Some of them have the fuel in their stations, but they chose not to sell it. The policies of the government affect everybody, don’t blame the drivers. Whatever they do at the top affects the middle and lower classes.”
It was also kearnt that there was a long queue of vehicles at the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)’s filling station along Ogba-Aguda road, with many people struggling to buy fuel.
A passenger, who spoke with the Punch, lamented over the development saying he had been at the bus stop for an hour.
“I don’t know why they are making life hard for us in this country. Any small thing, the drivers have doubled the price. Our politicians will not address this problem now, they are only interested in the elections,” a passenger identified as Sola Badmus, said.
“My brother, I’m just tired of this country, they want to cut short our lives, another passenger, who was yet to give his name, said, as he managed to scuffle for a bus that parked to convey passengers at Berger, under-bridge, for twice the usual price.”
Fuel scarcity had been building up in some parts of the country before now. The Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, had recently been caught up in some fuel scarcity, with vehicles seen queuing up for fuel since May.
KanyiDaily recalls that the Federal Government had sympathized with Nigerians over the fuel scarcity in the country, saying it is finding “lasting solutions to the crisis”.