The Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL) has addressed concerns regarding long queues at filling stations in parts of Lagos, assuring the public that there is no fuel scarcity.
The queues observed on Monday were attributed to a “brief distribution issue,” which has since been resolved, according to The PUNCH. Motorists encountered queues at stations along Ikorodu Road, Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way, Obafemi Awolowo Road, Ogunnusi Road, and the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
NNPCL spokesperson Femi Soneye dismissed speculation of fuel shortages, stating that the recent tightness experienced in certain areas was due to a brief distribution issue in Lagos, which has already been resolved.
Hammed Fashola, the National Vice Chairman of the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN), also reassured the public, suggesting that the queues might be due to panic buying rather than actual scarcity.