Fuel queues return at filling stations in parts of the country, fuelling fresh fears of another round of scarcity which marred the last Yuletide celebrations in the country.
Many of the filling stations operated by major marketers in Lagos and Ogun states are not selling while outlets owned by independent marketers are shut.
The Executive Secretary of the Depot and Petroleum Products Marketing Association of Nigeria, FEMI ADEWOLE, said if the NNPC can raise supply, they will be able to get to inland areas and focus on major cities.
He also told Inspiration fm that it was unfortunate that action had not been taken on the outcome of the Stakeholders meeting on the fuel scarcity held in December 2017.
However, the Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division of the NNPC, NDU UGHAMADU, said Lagos and its environs were being supplied with products mainly by MOMAN members but blamed a technical hitch in ships berthing and discharging for the current situation.
Meanwhile, the Lagos Chambers of Commerce and Industry said it is unfortunate that the nation is beginning a new economic year on the sad note.
The Director General of the LCCI, MUDA YUSUF said no doubt the latest development will have a negative impact on socio-economic lives of Nigerians.