By Temitope Adedeji, Akure
Residents of Akure, the Ondo State capital were on Wednesday morning stranded, following fuel scarcity that got worsened on Monday.
Many petrol marketers shut down their stations with no fuel to sell to the public.
Westernpost correspondent who went round the state capital observed that civil servants, students and others who wanted to take public transport to their various destinations were stranded as only few taxis were operating.
Many commercial vehicles queued up at the few filling stations that opened to sell the commodity.
At the popular Oba Adesida Road, vehicles were seen at a filling station, with some saying they had been there as early as 5am.
Many major bus stops were filled with passengers begging the few private vehicles on the roads for free rides.
Those who spoke with our reporter lamented the sufferings being added to the economic challenges they had been facing before now.
They called on the Federal Government to address what they described as unfortunate development before it got out of hands.