Over the past week, there has been a problematic supply of petroleum which has affected movement of vehicles in Abuja, Lagos, Oyo state and other part of the country. During the course of the week some of the filling stations in the country were shut down while those that were not, hiked the price of fuel.
Mr Mele Kyari, the GMD of NNPC stated that the current scarcity is caused by the quarantine of the adulterated fuel imported into the country. However, Ladokites are not left out in suffering the consequences of this action just like every other citizen of the country.
According to an eye witness on Wednesday, at Total Filling Station, Lautech gate there were over 40 residents and students struggling to get petrol for various purposes. Motorists, tricyclists and Okada riders were all reported to have increased the price of transportation due to the scarcity and hike in fuel price.
Mr Ajayi, a motorist around lautech student area while speaking with our correspondent made it known that different filling stations are selling above the normal price of #162 per litre. Adewale, a student mentioned that they hardly get fuel at nearby filling stations “we also go as far as Takie in search of fuel and when we can’t get fuel, we resolve to buying at black market”.
Students who live far from school and in student areas have complained about the inconvenience of the hike in price of transportation by Okada riders although the mini buses still maintain their price.
A week ago the SUG president directed the students not to pay any amount above #50 to tricyclists who works on campus after they proposed an increase in transport fare to #100 which was rejected and was told to report any erring tricyclist with his uniform number.
“The federal government and others in charge should put a faster measure in place to curb fuel scarcity and adulterated fuel to bring about the normal price of fuel and easy transportation” said Tolani