There is fear of another fuel scarcity across states as motorists and residents are seen forming long queues in major parts of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital to buy Premium Motor Spirit popularly known as Petrol.
Reports reaching Naija News on Thursday morning revealed that both private and public cars were seen in long queues yesterday in the ancient city.
It was unclear if there was an increase in the price of petrol already in some parts of the state.
Reports, however, said that some of the areas of the city including Bodija, Mokola, Sabo, Agodi Gate, Secretariat Road and Total Garden have been taken over with long queues as residents line up to get the commodity.
Other areas reportedly affected by the long queue include Sango, Dugbe, Iyaganku and Queen Elizabeth Road, Apete, Awotan, Ijokodo, Polytechnic Road and Adamasingba.
When interviewed, pump attendants at one of the said filling stations said he was not sure of why people were trooping to their petrol station.
“We don’t know. We are just seeing the people coming. Our own is to sell. We don’t know why the people are coming,” the pump attendant told Daily Post.
He added: “We are still selling at the normal price. But, we cannot send people away.”
Naija News understands that the Oyo State Chairman of the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN), Bukola Mutiu, is yet to make any comment on the development.