Fuel Scarcity: Petrol Sells For N600 Per Litre In Lagos

The ongoing menace currently ravaging citizens of Nigeria has hit residents of the most with a litre of fuel now being sold for a whopping sum of N600.

The ripple effect of purchasing a litre of fuel for N600 is that the price of transportation in Lagos has now tripled.

The PUNCH reports that all the filling stations owned by major oil marketers visited by our correspondents were under lock and key. Majority of the independent petroleum products marketers were also not selling petrol on Sunday.

However, the very few independent marketers with petrol were selling the product for between N150 and N400 per litre, while black market dealers were selling for between N500 and in some of the stations visited.

A motorist plying the Berger-Mowe route traversing Lagos and states, who simply identified himself as Ola, expressed disappointment with the slow response of the government to the problem, adding that with the situation on the ground, workers would have to part with a lot of money to get to their offices on Monday (today).

A commercial transport operator in Ikorodu, Lagos, told one of our correspondents that he bought 30 litres of petrol for N12,000 instead of N2,610 at the regulated price of N87 per litre.

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