Written by COMFORT 95.1FM on December 5, 2017
After More than a year of relief from fuel scarcity in the country, filling stations in some parts of Lagos has experienced queues while some refused to sell Premium Motor Spirit, popularly known as petrol, to motorists.
The pockets of fuel queues in Lagos emerged few days after the Independent Petroleum Markers Association of Nigeria, Lagos State chapter, accused the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation of under-supplying its members with petrol noting that its members in Lagos and parts of Ogun State might be forced to shut their filling stations by December 11 if the situation persisted.
The Group Managing Director, NNPC, Dr. Maikanti Baru, while reacting to the allegation by IPMAN at the inauguration of the NNPC mega station in Sagamu, had noted that the corporation was importing about 100 per cent of the petroleum products in the country, saying there were sufficient products.
He added that though the rate, has become unrealistic for them to continue to sell to the end users at the regulated price of N145 following the increase in the depot prices but with no plans to increase the prices of petroleum prices.