In spite the repeated assurances made to Nigerians by the Federal Government on the availability of petrol, the scarcity seems to have persisted with many petrol stations in Osun State locked down, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) is reporting.
A reporter from NAN who was at the state on Sunday to monitor petrol situation in the area reports that many petrol stations in the state have since stopped selling.
Few stations seen selling had long queues with motorists spending hours to get the product.
Mr. Tayo Arowolo, a fuel attendant in one of the filling stations visited, attributed the scarcity to the inability of Independent marketers to lift petrol from Lagos depot.
Mr. Yusuf Ayinla, a motorist who was on the queue at Conoil filling station at Old Garage, Osogbo, lamented the suffering people are passing through to get the product and appealed yo the government to quickly address the issue.
Mr. Ibe Kachukwu, in a statement on Sunday said Nigeria has passed beyond the state of having petrol subsidy.
He said the country has enough petrol and there is no reason for scarcity, he appealed to motorists to avoid panic buying.
A promise that seems to be untrue as petrol scarcity is been witnessed in some major cities in Nigeria, such as Abuja, Lagos, Ekiti and Osun.