Queues re-surface in filling stations

By The Citizen

Long queues  re-surfaced in many filling  stations in Ado Ekiti following scarcity of petrol, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

A NAN correspondent,   who went round the state capital  on Friday,  reports  that many filling stations  refused to sell the commodity to motorists and other users .

The  scarcity of   petrol took a toll on residents as many  were  stranded  on the highways due to the scarcity of commercial vehicles while many trekked long distances to get to their destinations.

A resident of the town, Mr. Kolapo Ibijuwon,  said he began to notice the scarcity on Wednesday when some filling stations suddenly closed shop  at about noon.

Another resident, Mrs  Abigail Lakunle, said her family  had been  unable to put on the  generator since Thursday due to the fuel scarcity.

Mr  Zubair Jimoh, the Secretary of the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria in  Ekiti, confirmed the scarcity of the product.

He, however, absolved his members of  complicity, saying it was due to shortfall in supply of the commodity at the various depots. (NAN)