Long ques have surfaced at filling stations across Lagos State as oil filling stations refuse to sell fuel to motorists and other users with claims that the product is not available.
Reports have shown that most of these filling stations claim that they don’t have petroleum products while those selling have hiked the price of the product by 100 per cent or above.
Investigation also revealed that filling stations along the Mobolaji Bank Anthony, Ikeja, axis of Lagos State are selling fuel at the rate of at least N300 per litter as against N145 official price pegged by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).
Already, the effects of the scarcity of fuel have become visible in Lagos. Transport fares have gone up by as much as 100 per cent while heavy traffic holdup resulting from long ques at filling stations, has surfaced within the metropolis.