Petrol Scarcity- Lagos Metropolis Still In Chaotic State

Ijeoma Agudosi
fuel crises
Most areas of Lagos state are still besieged by anxious motorists under pressure to buy petrol despite recommencement of lifting of products by petroleum Tanker Drivers (PTD).

Union official leader said over one hundred trucks loaded fuel at Lagos depots tuesday after government reached agreement with petroleum marketers over their subsidy claims.

South West Chairman of the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas workers (NUPENG), Comrade Tokunboh Korodo,  confirmed that his union was determined to circulate products across the region to ease the pain of the people.

The union leader said they have been loading product from various depots in the state in the last 24 hours to alleviate the pains people have gone through  in the last few days due to the petrol scarcity.

Korodo assured that scarcity would ease across the country  as a result  of the efforts of the truck drivers to distribute fuel .

Despite these efforts, long queues persists at dispensing outlets causing serious traffic bottleneck.

Stranded commuters struggle for available commercial vehicles who still maintain high fares.

Several service stations along Ikorodu road, Maryland, Airport road,Lagos Island, Iyana Ipaja are still coping with several vehicles on queue.

Oriental News Nigeria observed that most of the stations on the areas monitored have received fuel but the situation were still choatic.

The situation is also compounded by buyers who want to buy in jerry cans for their generators at home and business outlets.

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