Socio-economic activities hampered in Lagos, Abuja as fuel shortage hits harder –
Eagle’s online correspondent who traveled to different locations in Ifako-Ijaiye local government area observed long queues at different gas stations on Iju Road; College Road; Ijaiye/Isheri road among others.
Following the sudden scarcity for which no official reason was given by any government agency, few stations selling the product have jacked up the price as high as N180 to N200/litre from N165/litre.
Scarcity has also forced higher transport fares and the scarcity of commercial vehicles, causing many commuters to stay longer at bus stops before getting vehicles to their destination.
In Abuja, residents experienced pain on Monday due to the rarity of PMS.
Although the market has not seen stable supply this year, it has deteriorated with only NNPC Jahi, Shema to Jahi, AA Rano Maitama as retail outlets open to customers on the Kubwa highway.
In addition, the Forte Oil gas station opposite Transcorp Hilton, Maitama sold the product on Monday, but some gas stations monitored all the recorded endless queues and inappropriate accounts of the hardships of commuters who passed the Most of the day aspiring to buy fuel.
With endless scarcity and poor market oversight, black marketing was commonplace also FCT.
Recall that the country was struck by the fuel shortage at the start of this year due to the contaminated product supply. The shortage lasted about two months.