The fuel crisis rocking Nigeria has worsened with more marketers of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) also known as petrol shutting their gates against motorists
This is despite assurances by various government agencies and officials that the current fuel crisis will abate.
The situation in Lagos, Abuja and most other major cities across the country remain far from normal, as fuel remains in short supply, with attendant high prices.
The fuel crisis has also spread to Delta, Rivers, Kwara, Ogun and Osun states.
In Lagos, many stations were closed on Sunday, while the few that were opened sold petrol at between N160 and N200 per litre.
Along the Lagos-Abeokuta expressway, most filling stations in places like Sango-Ijoko remain shut.
The few stations that sold petrol, including the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, depot were flooded by motorists with queues extending up to 100 metres.
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), has, however, insisted that Nigerians should desist from panic buying as this is capable of boosting hoarding and profiteering by marketers.
Like NNPC, the Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) also said at the weekend that the current daily supply of petrol in Nigeria is 56 million litres.
The corporation, in a statement, restated its commitment to what it described as “the sustenance of the present seamless supply and distribution of petroleum products across the country.”