Fuel scarcity has resurfaced in many parts of Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.
Many filling stations refused to sell the product to buyers, which made few outlets dispensing the commodity to be
besieged by motorists, motorcyclists and other consumers.
The queue at the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Mega Station on Iworoko Road was the longest in the city as hundreds of vehicles parked to buy the commodity.
Many of the consumers who spoke with our reporter lamented that the situation has affected their businesses.
An oil magnate, Alhaji Sulaimon Akinbami, said the development was caused by an increase in the price of fuel from the depot.
“This increment had affected the dealer’s profit and it doesn’t pay us,” he said.
A motorist, Timothy Ajayi, who queued for fuel at NNPC Mega Station on Iworoko Road, said he had been on queue for over two hours.