Fuel Queue Returns In Lagos

Long queues of vehicles for Premium Motor Spirit, popularly known as petrol have returned to Lagos, due to short supply of the products to filling stations.

 

The scarcity, which was noticed on Sunday was aggravated Monday morning as residents resumed work.

 

Many of the fillings stations did not have fuel and those who sold had their stations jam-packed with vehicles.

 

Meanwhile, the queue had led to heavy traffic on some of the major roads across the state as many vehicles parked on the streets to wait for their turns.

 

Reacting to the fuel shortage, Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Mr Ndu Ughamadu, attributed it to technical hitches.

 

He said the problem had been resolved and that the products were being distributed to filling stations, adding, “Soon everything will normalize.”

 

However, a source told our correspondent that the actual problem came from the Port Harcourt refinery, making supply to go down.

 

As at this morning anyway, Ughamadu said that NNPC had allocated 250 trucks of petroleum products to Lagos.

 

The most annoying part of the situation is that whenever there is scarcity, there will be traffic, leading to burning of the little one available for motorists.

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