Scarcity of petrol persisted in Lagos today as motorists spend close long hours at filling stations queuing for the commodity which was not forthcoming.
Was reported that most of the filling stations at Costain, Ojuelegba, Agege, Isolo and Ojota areas were not dispensing products. Most of the independent oil marketers’ filling stations at Iyana-Ipaja were selling at the pump prices of between N100 and N120 per litre. Public transportation cost has increased by 100%.
A petrol attendant at a filling station in Iyana-Ipaja, said that he was directed by the managing director of the station to sell the product at N100 per litre.
At Mushin, long queue of vehicles prevented free flow of vehicles at Oando and Mobil filling stations, which were selling the product at the official pump price of N86.50.
Motorists bitterly appealed to the Federal Government to find lasting solution to the lingering fuel scarcity problem.
A resident of Iyana Ipaja, Mrs Bimpe Akinfenwa, who queued for fuel in a filling station at Mushin, lamented that she had spent hours in the station.
Another motorist, Mr Segun Folarin, urged the government to privatise the nation’s four refineries so that Nigerian could produce petroleum products at optimum capacity.
Folarin said that the present state of the nation’s refineries was contributing to the scarcity of the product.