Coming amid lockdown of major cities, especially Lagos, Ogun and the FCT, mots fuel station belonging to the major marketers as well as independent marketers were under lock. Worsened by panic buying, The Guardian observed that residents were stocking petrol products to power their generating sets to cushion the effects of the compulsory lockdown. One of the consumers, identified as Joy Adejo stated that since the state of the power supply remained epileptic, stocking the products would assist to bridge any gap. The state of power supply is not guaranteed,” Adejo said. There have however been mixed reactions over the level of petrol availability in the country as NNPC and Department of Petroleum Resources presented conflicting figures over the weekend.
Source: The Guardian March 31, 2020 05:15 UTC