In what can be described as a sad situation, for the third time within a few weeks, long queues have once again returned to gas stations around Lekki due to fuel scarcity. This has resulted in gridlock traffic, non availability of commuter buses and a 100 percent hike in transport fares.
Commuters were sighted this morning along major bus stops on the Lekki-Epe expressway waiting for buses. Long queues of cars were seen milling around the numerous filling stations and extending into the expressway resulting into some traffic. Of course the few commercial buses plying the road took advantage of the situation by hiking their fares.
A trip from New road bus stop to Ikate round about which normally costs N100 was increased to N200. Similarly, a trip from Lekki phase one to Ajah which normally costs N150 was increased to N300.
The scarcity has in turn caused some hardship on Lagosians who took to Twitter to express themselves. Find some of the tweets below:
Did the fuel scarcity affect you? How did you cope?