Petrol shortage grew acute in Abuja, Nasarawa, Niger and other states in the North, as hordes of vehicles crowded the few filling stations that dispensed the commodity in these locations.
At filling stations run by independent marketers, the price of gasoline increased to as much as N400 per litre, while black marketers offered the product for N450 to N500 per litre.
A 90 percent closure rate of their filling stations was confirmed by members of the Independent Marketers Association of Nigeria.
There are no lines in Lagos, and we anticipate that they will be gone by next week. Speaking in addition, Mohammed Shuaibu, Secretary, IPMAN, Abuja-Suleja, claimed that truck owners and tanker drivers grew uneasy while the findings were being compiled.