Over the weekend, most filling stations in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital were not selling Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) otherwise known as petrol to motorists.

While monitoring the situation at Moniya, Ojoo, Mokola, Iwo Road, Challenge and Apata, Pensioners’ FM correspondent observed that few filling stations that were selling the product had long queue of vehicles regardless of the price that the fuel was being sold.

It was also observed that the scarcity had affected transportation as commercial transporters within the city had inflated their fare by fifty percent.

In an interview with two commercial motorists, Mr. Emmanuel Oladele and Mr. Kola Aderinto said the marketers who were selling the product claimed they were not having enough.

They said the price of petrol traded at N162 and N168 per litre was not comfortable, adding that the stress of accessing the product had influenced the hike in transportation.

The commercial drivers explained that the crises might become worse in the coming days should the Federal Government fail to address the scarcity urgently.

The Chairman of Independent Petroleum Marketers, IPMAN, Oyo State branch could not be reached as at the time of filing this report, the fuel scarcity according to our correspondent, had however led to many passengers being stranded in most of the bus stop in the state capital.

Babatunde Tiamiyu

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