Fuel scarcity has hit the Ikorodu community as car owners, commercial drivers and residents lined up for hours to buy Premium Motor Spirit, otherwise known as petrol.
As observed by our correspondent on Tuesday morning at the NIPCO filing station at Sabo, Ikorodu, two fuel pumps out of three at the filing station were functioning.
Speaking to a man who identified himself as Charles, he said he does not why the queue is as much as it is.
“There is obviously fuel. If there is no fuel, people won’t be here. But for the queue, I don’t know why we have it as much as this,” Charles said.
Observation by this correspondent had it that there was no increase in the price of the fuel as a litre was still being sold for N165.
A young lady, Esther who was on the queue to purchase fuel revealed to our correspondent that she was sent to buy fuel by her father after information had it that there will be fuel scarcity and an increase in fuel.
“We had to buy fuel and fill our keg after news had it that there will be fuel scarcity and increase in price. That’s why I am here with my keg.”
This correspondent, however, observed some other filling stations in Ikorodu were not opened with rumours having it that they are hoarding the fuel they have.
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