Queues resurface in Kwara filling stations
Fuel crisis has hit Kwara State again, especially Ilorin
Our correspondent, who monitored the development in Ilorin
on Saturday, observed that many petrol stations were
closed on account of scarcity of the Premium Motor Spirit,
popularly called petrol.
There were long queues in few petrol stations that were
dispensing. Most of the motorists and other buyers who
were lucky to buy some litres of petrol complained bitterly
of the scarcity and the increase in the price.
According to them, a litre of petrol is now sold for N100 or
more in the few filling stations that have the product.
Our correspondent gathered that the fuel scarcity is worse
in the hinterland. It was also learnt that petrol now sells for
about N120 per litre or more in few stations that still have it.
The Chairman, Independent Petroleum Marketers
Association, Olanrewaju Okanlawon, Ilorin depot, in a
telephone interview with our correspondent, said marketers
from the state have been unable to get more supply from
Lagos or other depots.
He stated that many of them do not have petrol in their
stations as, according to him, only a truck per day is made
available at the Oke-Oyi depot.
Okanlawon said, â€œThere is no product in the system. There
is no fuel in Lagos to get to Ilorin. Presently in all the private
depots in Lagos that we are buying from are selling the
product at N92 or N93 per litre.
â€œThat is why many people stayed off from buying the
product. Even the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation
does not have the product.
â€œIbadan does not have product and Ilorin has not been
loading. They are just giving us one truck per day in
Musomi depot. People are selling N100 and above because
they bought at a higher price. Infact many of us are not
even selling because we do not even have the product.â€
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