Queue resurfaces at filling stations in Lagos, Ogun border communities

Senators recalled from yuletide recess to tackle petrol crisis

Petrol scarcity has resurfaced in Lagos metropolis and Ogun State’s border communities.

Queue of vehicles noticed at filling stations early Sunday, became longer later in the day at the few of the filling stations selling petrol.

Most of the filling stations are either not selling petrol or shut their gates against motorists.

Executive secretary of Depot and Petrol Product Marketers Association of Nigeria, Olufemi Adewole, blamed the shortage on the decision of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to shift product supply to the major marketers.

Meanwhile, NNPC said it has released 250 truck load of petrol to the city on Sunday, instead of the normal daily supply of 200 trucks, to wipe out the shortage.

NNPC spokesman, Ndu Ughamadu, blamed the shortage, which according to him, is temporary, on the decision to channel most of the product to the Major Marketers Association of Nigeria.

Other major factors of the sudden shortage, according to him, are the hitches in the discharging of petrol by ships last Saturday, which had been rectified, and power supply problems at the Port Harcourt refinery.

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