The reason behind the lengthy lines at certain gas stations in Lagos State has been provided by the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited.
The NNPCL identified a “brief distribution issue” as the cause of the “tightness.”
Long lines were seen at several gas stations in Lagos on Monday, as the reporter had previously reported, as locals feared there might be a new scarcity of Premium Motor Spirit.
Along the Ikorodu Road, the filling stations had lines that were visible.
Additionally, there were lines at the Total Filling Station on Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way, which caused traffic to back up around the Ikeja area.
Additionally, our correspondent noticed that a large number of the gas stations along the Obafemi Awolowo Road in Ikeja, which runs along the Ikeja axis, were closed.
Additionally, according to one of our correspondents, no one was selling gas at any of the gas stations along Ogunnusi Road, which leads into Berger.
It was reported that as of Monday night, the NNPCL-owned filling stations along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway were not dispensing fuel.
In a chat with our correspondent on Tuesday morning, Femi Soneye, the spokesperson for the NNPCL, refuted claims of recent shortages of fuel.
Soneye revealed that there were no supply problems at the NNPCL and that its products were still easily accessible.
He also mentioned that the problem with distribution in a few places had been fixed.
We are happy to reaffirm that there are no problems with supply and that our products are still easily accessible.
Soneye informed our correspondent, “The recent tightness experienced in certain areas was due to a brief distribution issue in Lagos, which has since been resolved.”
The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria’s National Vice Chairman, Hammed Fashola, concurred, stating that he was aware of the lines at certain gas stations in Lagos.
Fashola asserted that panic buying on the part of consumers could be the cause of the lines.
As of right now, I am not in Lagos. However, I have also heard that there are lines in Lagos. Possibly just a case of panic buying. It’s unclear to me whether fuel is scarce. People are simply going into a panic. But I’ll investigate the issue,” Fashola remarked.
Clement Isong, the Executive Secretary of the Major Energies Marketers Association of Nigeria, stated that he was not in Lagos when this report was filed, so he was unaware of the circumstances.