Economy

Fuel Scarcity: Residents of Oyo Town Groan under Effects

By Kayode Oguntona

The prevailing fuel situation in Oyo Town and its environs has become worrisome to residents, even as Premium Motor Spirit, PMS, now sells between N350 and N450 at filling stations operated by independent marketers.

Mostly affected are commercial drivers, school bus operators, pepper mills and business centre owners.

Our correspondent reports long queues of vehicles and motorcycles at a few filling stations selling the product Wednesday morning while others simply abandoned their cars with major marketers, not minding when fuel would be available.

Similarly, vehicular movement has reduced in the ancient city as Okada riders take advantage to hike fares, even as more people took to trekking to their destinations.

Calling for an urgent solution, a community leader, Chief Oluade Ogunronbi said the rumour of government complicity in the fuel crisis is ripe for public explanation considering the hardships it has brought on people.

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