Anxiety As Fuel Queues Emerge In Lagos, Persists In Abuja

  Fuel queues on Tuesday morning emerged in Lagos with a tailback stretching across some parts of the state.   Advertisement This caused gridlock in … Continue reading Anxiety As Fuel Queues Emerge In Lagos, Persists In Abuja


A file photo of fuel queues in Lagos on Tuesday, February 8, 2022.
Fuel queues surfaced in Lagos on Tuesday, February 8, 2022, while the queues persist in Abuja. PHOTO: Sodiq Adelakun/Channels TV

 

Fuel queues on Tuesday morning emerged in Lagos with a tailback stretching across some parts of the state.  

This caused gridlock in major parts of the state affecting traffic movement.

Some fuel stations were locked while a few which were opened had long queues of motorists waiting to buy fuel.

On the Island, many filling stations were also seen with long queues.

Photo showing a queue for fuel at a station in Abuja on Tuesday, February 8, 2022. PHOTO: Sodiq Adelakun/Channels TV

 

The situation is not different in the capital city, Abuja, and surrounding states where the majority of filling stations were shut and motorists spent hours in the sun struggling to buy from the few that were open.

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These fuel queues have emerged in Lagos despite the assurance by Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) over a week ago that the company has sufficient stock of Premium Motor Spirit, otherwise known as petrol, to meet the needs of Nigerians.

Photo showing a queue for fuel at a station in Abuja on Tuesday, February 8, 2022. PHOTO: Sodiq Adelakun/Channels TV

 

In a statement released on Wednesday, January 26 by the Group Managing Director, Group Public Affairs Division of the NNPC, Garba Deen Muhammad, the corporation warned against panic-buying and assured that it remains deeply committed to ensuring energy security for the country.

 

See more photos of the fuel queues below…