Why Petrol Scarcity, Long Queues Resurfaces in Lagos, Ogun

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In Lagos, several filling stations have shut down, resulting in long lines of customers waiting to fill up their tanks with petroleum motor spirit (PMS), generally known as petrol.

Long lines were visible at some filling stations early Tuesday morning, with no petrol attendant to serve the consumers.

Filling stations along Awolowo Road in Ikoyi were shuttered as customers queued for hours, causing gridlock.

Ardova Plc and Total both shut down around Ozumba Mbadwe on Victoria Island, leaving just the Mobil filling station to serve consumers who had formed a long line.

Petrol Station
Petrol Station

According to sources, the current petrol scarcity in some sections of Lagos is the result of efforts to recall circulating 'dangerous items.'

A petrol attendant was shown in a video circulating online complaining about how contaminated gasoline supplied to the station is causing damage to motorists' vehicles and motorcycle engines.

Garba Deen Muhammad, the spokesperson of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) Limited, dismissed the reports of adulterated petrol in circulation. Muhammad said the regulator would issue an official statement concerning the issue.


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