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Anxiety As Fuel Scarcity Hit Major Cities In Osun



Long queues have surfaced across petrol stations in Osogbo, Osun State capital as many filling stations were shut on Wednesday, leading to queues by motorists in the few outlets that are selling Premium Motor Spirit, popularly called petrol.

Filing Stations in Ilesa and Ile Ife, Ikirun, and Iwo were also locked down with queues due to scarcity of fuel.

CityMirrorNews correspondent who monitored some filing stations in Osogbo, Ile-Ife and Ilesa gathered that the queues caused gridlock in some parts of the state as the long line of motor blocked some parts of the roads.

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

In Ilesa, most of the filling stations selling Petroleum were full with motorist queuing to buy the product.

The situation is not different in Ile Ife, as majority of filling stations were shut and motorists spent hours in the sun struggling to buy from the few that were operating.

These fuel queues have emerged across the country, 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.

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.

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