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Commuters Stranded As Fuel Scarcity Rocks Ibadan

Due to the present fuel shortage, many commuters using the streets of Ibadan, the capital of Oyo State, were left stuck on Tuesday.

Since three days ago, the bulk of the gas stations in Ibadan, the capital of Oyo State, have seen a return of the long lines of commercial buses, cars, and private vehicles, according to NEWS DIRECT.

Due to the fact that the majority of gas stations had closed their doors to consumers on Tuesday, there was anxiety.

There are many gas stations with large lines in the areas our correspondent visited on Tuesday, including Ojoo, Sango, Agodi Gate UI-Secretariat Road, Bodija, Eleyele Road, and Apete.

DAILY POST 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 with DAILY POST 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.

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