Queues re-surface in filling stations
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)