Fuel Scarcity: Trucks Begin Loading Of Fuel In Lagos
Hundreds of trucks were on queue yesterday, waiting to load petrol at Total, Forte Oil, Oando Plc, MRS, NIPCO and other private depots.
In the city, long queues of motorists persist in many filling stations in the metropolis.
In Ikorodu, Epe, Ibeju-Lekki, Oshodi, Ajegunle, Ikotun, Bariga and Sango-Ota, some stations were selling petrol for between N180 and N200 per litre.
In Ikorodu many filling stations were selling at N200 per litre. Only a few were selling at the official N145 per litre.
Commercial buses increased their fares by more than 100 per cent, claiming that they bought petrol above the official price.
A NAN report said that the fare from Ikorodu Garage to CMS increased from N300 to N350 before the scarcity to N1000.
From Epe to Ketu, passengers were being charged N1, 500 as against N700 they were paying before the scarcity. The fare from Ketu to Costain was between N300 and N500.