With the daily queue and spacial anxiety and confusion perceived in Lagos State, it appears there is a hike in fuel scarcity in the state, especially in the island area.
There have been bizarre and disturbing long queues of vehicles at various filling stations in Ikoyi, Victoria Island and Lekki, over the weekend trying to buy the Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), otherwise known as petrol, which was thought to have been caused by increase in the demand for the product due to power blackout.
The long queues at the filling stations which has been causing traffic in those locations seem to have persisted on Monday morning despite improved power supply.
However, the situation appears to be different on the mainland part of Lagos as there have not been reported cases of long queues at filling stations or fuel scarcity, as it appears normal and stable.
This is coming at a time when the controversy on the petrol subsidy removal or otherwise still rages on.
The Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) Limited, has always allayed fears of any hitch in the supply of petroleum products assuring of their availability, despite reported cases of scarcity of these products especially petrol, in some parts of the country.
Investigation showed that there were long queue of vehicles on Awolowo road in Ikoyi, on Friday night, which caused a lot of gridlock on that axis. This situation persisted throughout the weekend and seems to have continued on Monday morning.
Still on the topic of fuel scarcity, a Twitter user with the handle Traffic Updates in its tweet post said scarcity of fuel causes huge traffic jams in the island area of Lagos.
— Traffic Updates + Useful Info (@trafficbutter) February 7, 2022