Anxiety As Fuel Scarcity Hits Lagos, Abuja, Others

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Many filling stations in Abuja, Lagos, and different urban communities did not open for business.

Nigerians were at the end of the week tossed into disarray as fuel shortages hit Lagos, Abuja, and numerous different urban areas the nation over.

News360 Info reporters monitored the situation observed that residents besieged fuel stations in Nigeria’s commercial nerve center, Lagos, in anticipation of yet another season of fuel scarcity.

The circumstance was not diverse in Abuja, the country’s seat of force, as drivers were seen scrambling to fill their tanks, in the midst of long lines shaped across the downtown area.

The anxiety over scarcity of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), also known as petrol, is coming in the wake of assurance given by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) that there would be no increase in the pump price of petrol in February.

The corporation gave the same assurance on Sunday, saying there will be no increase in the ex-depot price of fuel in March. The NNPC said the state-owned firm has enough petrol to last the country for 40 days.

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On Sunday, News360 Info found that a number of petrol stations in the Ojodu and Ikeja areas were under lock and key. In the Ojodu-Berger area, the NNPC retail outlet was shut against motorists Sunday afternoon.

However, motorists besieged the few other petrol stations that were open for business around the area.

At Omole Estate Gate, a privately owned petrol station sold fuel for N162, but there was a long queue at the entrance of the petrol station when News360 Info reporter visited the area.

A random survey of petrol stations within the Ojodu-Ikeja axis showed that the prices ranged between N162 and N165 Sunday afternoon.

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