Fuel scarcity hits Lagos

Channels Television  
Updated September 16, 2012

Barely weeks after a looming fuel crisis was averted following a truce between the Federal Government and the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) vehicular queues have surfaced in some fuel station in Lagos.

In stations where the products are sold, motorists were subjected to buying from one pump thereby causing panic and anxiety.

Some motorist said they have to pay as much as N200 before they were attended at some filling stations.

When contacted, the Acting Group General Manager, Public Affairs of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Fidel Pepple said the corporation is studying the situation and will react in due course.

Meanwhile, the NUPENG president, Igwe Achese has taken a swipe at the federal government for failing to revamp the nation’s refineries adding that private depot and jetty owners are not importing products presently.