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Long Fuel Queues Emerge In Lagos

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Fuel queues emerged in Lagos State on Tuesday for the first time in many years.

Many stations within the Lagos metrolis were not selling fuel, while the few with the product had long queues of vehicles.

An eyewitness told WesternPost that there were fuel queues in Epe area of the state also as most filling stations had stopped selling fuel to motorists.

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

Some fuel stations were locked in Egbeda area of Alimosho while few that were opened around Dopemu had long queues of motorists waiting to buy fuel.

A motorist from Lagos Island, told WesternPost that many filling stations were also with long queues.

This is happening despite the assurance by Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) over a week ago that the company had sufficient stock of Premium Motor Spirit, otherwise known as petrol, to meet the needs of Nigerians.

It would be recalled that on Wednesday, January 26, the Corporation in a statement issued by its Group Managing Director, Group Public Affairs Division, Garba Deen Muhammad, cautioned Nigerians against panic-buying, assuring that it is committed to ensuring there is enough fuel for public consumption.

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