Motorists struggled to get gasoline at major cities in Lagos, Abuja, Ogun, Nasarawa, and Niger states on Monday, June 20, as NNPC cuts fuel quantity.
The Federal Capital Territory, witnessed long queues at various filling stations like the NNPC, Mobil, A.A. Rano, AYA Ashafa, Enyo, and others.
Lagos and Osun were not left out as queues were seen at several filling stations such as Mobil, Capital, Fatgbems, Enyo, TotalEnergies and NNPC.
Although, some filling stations sold fuel at the rate of N160/litre, up to 100 motorists still queued at the filling stations for more than 2 hours.
Oil marketers blamed the development on the drop in supply, stating that the demand for petrol was currently higher than what was being provided by the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited being the fact that NNPC is the sole importer of petrol into Nigeria, and they have been responsible for fuel supply for four years.
According to Billy Gillis-Harry, the President, Petroleum Products Retail Outlets Owners Association of Nigeria, PETROAN, “Lagos is having queues today, Kaduna is almost not having any petrol supplies in its retail outlets”.
He concluded that it is simply a situation of demand overwhelming supply.