Fuel Scarcity Worsens In Lagos, Stations Accused Of Hoarding

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Lagosians on Monday morning woke up to another week of acute fuel shortage as more filling stations were under lock and key, saying they had run out of fuel.

But the few stations dispensing, especially the NNPC retail outlets, are being accused of hoarding fuel, refusing to sell to motorists who have been in the queue since 5 am.

At an NNPC retail outlet opposite Omole-1 gate along Ogunnusi Road, Ojodu-Berger, many motorists expressed anger over the refusal of the station to sell fuel when they had the product.

Motorists were told this morning that they would only start dispensing fuel by 10:00 even though they normally resume by 7 a.m.

One of the motorists told Daily Trust that the filling station abruptly stopped selling fuel on Sunday, saying the station was becoming rowdy.

“On the instruction of the manager, they just stopped selling and this was because the security man on duty failed to do his work by ensuring orderliness. This wasn’t caused by those of us on duty. We begged and begged, and they said we should come back by 6:00 am on Monday.

“Now we have been here since 5 a.m and all their staff are here but they are saying they won’t sell until 10. They didn’t give us any reason for not selling.”

Checks by Daily Trust indicate that virtually all the filling stations along the Ogunnusi Road/Isheri were not selling.

Another filling station that has been hoarding fuel is Rainol filling station which now prefers to sell to motorists at an exorbitant price.


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