Long queues noticed in filling stations in Lagos before the Christmas had yet to reduce, even in the new year, as many motorists spent several hours on Friday trying to get supply.
A correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that most filling stations in the metropolis were shut to motorists, leaving the few with supply in difficult situation controlling the crowd
From Ikorodu road, to Victoria Island, Badagry Expressway andÂ Oshodi/Apapa Expressway, the story was the same.
On Ikorodu road, only about five filling stations were seen selling fuel out of about 14 along the road.
Efforts to speak with the fuel attendants proved abortive as they referred NAN to their managers.
Some motorists, who spoke with NAN expressed sadness over none availability of petroleum products on New Year Day.
Mr Mike Ogbuji, a bank official in Lagos, told NAN that he had been on the queue for more than two hours. He said that having queues at filling stations at the beginning of the year was not good enough for an oil-producing nation like Nigeria.