Photos: Fuel queues resurface in Lagos

Photos: Fuel queues resurface in Lagos
Mobil petrol station before the Otedola Bridge along the Lagos-Ibadan express road (Img: Enitan Daramola/The Punch)

Long queues for Premium Motor Spirit also known as petrol have resurfaced in filling stations across Lagos State on Monday.

This is coming two weeks after the long queues were first spotted in the Federal Capital Territory in Abuja and neighbouring Nasarawa and Niger States, among others.

WuzupNigeria reported three days that the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has approved an increase in the freight rate being paid to transporters of petroleum products in a bid to clear the persistent fuel queues by motorists in parts of the country.

Oil marketers had repeatedly complained that the lingering fuel queues in Abuja and neighbouring Nasarawa and Niger states, among others, were due to the inability of petroleum product transporters to purchase the diesel required to run their trucks.

This, they said, was due to the hike in the pump price of diesel, which was currently dispensed at about N850/litre.

However, as commuters await the effect of the increase in the freight rate, the fuel queues have now been spotted at several filling stations in Lagos.

Our correspondent who observed the development captured the following pictures at five petrol stations across the state.Mobil petrol station before the Otedola Bridge along the Lagos-Ibadan express road (Img: Enitan Daramola/The Punch)

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