Many commuters on the streets of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, were stranded on Tuesday due to the city’s current fuel shortage.
Since three days ago, long lines of commercial buses, cars, and private vehicles have returned to the majority of the petroleum stations in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.
On Tuesday, there was tension because the majority of gas stations had shut their doors against customers.
Areas visited on Tuesday including Ojoo, Sango, Agodi Gate UI-Secretariat Road, Bodija, Eleyele Road and Apete all have petroleum stations with long queues.
NenyKo observed that only one petroleum station is still selling fuel at the rate of N180 per litre while a few others hiked their pump price to N195 or more, even up to N250.
Predictably, the station selling at N180 was filled up.
Some Ibadan residents who spoke lamented that they waited for several hours to get the commodity.
Commuters also lamented that they spent several hours at bus stops before they get to their destinations.
A respondent, Ajibola, explained that he bought the commodity at the rate of N250 on Monday evening.
“It was terrible, I bought the fuel along the Ijebu-Ode Road on Monday at the rate of N250. And nobody is talking. So we are our activists. During the Jonathan period, in 2012, people came to the streets to protest, so where are the activists?” he lamented.
As of the time of filing this report, only a few petroleum stations are opened across the city.