Despite assurances of availability of Premium Motor Spirit by federal government, many petrol stations in Osun were not selling the product, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
A NAN correspondent who went round the Osun State capital and its environs on Sunday reports that many of the petrol stations were under lock and key.
Meanwhile, the few petrol stations selling the product had long queues of vehicles.
Tayo Arowolo, a fuel attendant in one of the filling stations visited, said the scarcity of the product was as a result of inability of many of the Independent marketers to lift the product at the Lagos depot.
Arowolo said most petrol stations in the state were hoarding the products and selling to motorists at a particular time while others stopped selling earlier than expected.
He said that if the situation was not urgently addressed, it would bring untold hardship on the people.
Yusuf Ayinla, a motorist who was on the queue at Cornoil filling station at Old Garage, Osogbo, said it was sad that petrol stations were hoarding the product thereby creating artificial scarcity.
Ayinla, however, implored the appropriate authorities to do the needful before things become more difficult for the common man.
Another motorist, Ayo Adeyanju, said many commercial drivers were taking advantage of the scarcity to increase transport fares.
Adeyanju appealed to government to intervene in the situation before it gets out of hand.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that there is an ongoing fuel panic buying in Nigeria's capital city, Abuja.
The queues at the fuel stations in the Federal Capital Territory resurfaced on Friday, April 12.
However, in its reaction, the federal government through the Nigerian National Petroleum Cooperation (NNPC) has said that there is enough fuel to last motorists for a long period of time.
It was also gathered that the long queues at the fuel stations could have been triggered by alleged inability of fuel marketers to lift products from the Suleja fuel depot, which services Abuja and its environs.
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