PHOTOS: Motorists Lament As Fuel Queues Build-up In Lagos
Tunde resides in the Ipaja area of Lagos state and works in a publishing firm at Oregun.
He is used to getting on commercial motorcycles from his residence to work in order to beat traffic.
On his way to work on Monday, he witnesses a sight that almost made him pee in his pants. The never ending stretch of vehicles were at a petrol station struggling to buy fuel.
At first, he thought it was just coincidence, but on his way home from office, his fear was confirmed - the dreaded fuel scarcity is back!
Even though it is a norm at this period of the year, but Lagosians thought this year would be an exemption following the promises made by federal authorities and the government of truth.
The NNPC in a press release by its Group General Manager, Public Affairs Division, Ndu Ughamadu, said that “the ex-depot petrol price of N133.38 per litre and the pump price of N143/N145 per litre have not changed.
“The Corporation has enough stock of fuel to ensure seamless supply and distribution of products across the country.”
Bounce News went to town to see the effect of the fuel scarcity and seek people's reactions.
A motorist, Andrew expressed his shock at the sight of queues at the filling stations.
He said he didn't believe there would ever be fuel scarcity again while urging the government to do whatever it takes to ensure supplies return.
Another motorist who identified himself as Onyeka said the scarcity is like a nightmare coming true.
He stated that the timing of the scarcity is so wrong because of the fast approaching yuletide season.
He said, "I do not understand this fuel queues since NNPC has promised severally that there will be enough fuel throughout the yuletide season."