Fuel scarcity has worsened across Lagos, Ogun States, as filling stations now sell Premium Motor Spirit (PMS); popularly known as petrol, at N185 per litre or more.
What they are saying about the scarcity
A banker, Sanmi Oni, said, “I don’t understand the reason we have found ourselves at this spot again. I had to pay N185/litre for fuel yesterday and bribe the attendant with N400; before he concuto sell in my Jerry cans. This is pathetic.”
Commercial bus drivers hike prices
The owners of commercial buses have also taken advantage of the development to increase their fares. As commuters were left stranded in various parts of Lagos and Ogun, due to the fuel scarcity.
At Magboro (Ogun State), passengers were made to pay N300 to Berger, compared to the normal fare of between N100.
At Obalende, many commuters who were either heading for Falomo, Lekki, Victoria Island or the Ajah axis of the state were seen stranded at various bus stops.
Some of the commuters who eventually got vehicles to their destinations had to pay between N500 to N700 to Lekki and Ajah, compared to the usual price of N200 for Lekki passengers and N400 for Ajah passengers.