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Queues ease off at filling stations in Osogbo

26 September 2012, 13:05

Osun - The long queues of motor vehicles at filling stations in Osogbo have started to ease off, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports on Thursday.

NAN gathered that many of the filling stations in the city started getting delivery of petrol from the Ibadan depot on Monday night.

A source at one of the filling stations who preferred anonymity said that ``petrol is now available at the Ibadan depot due to the massive supply from Lagos.

``This is indeed a welcome development.  Although, there is still need to intensify the repairs of vandalised pipelines for quicker delivery of the product.``

NAN reports that virtually all the filling stations in Osogbo were openned for business except the NNPC Mega Stations.

A commercial bus driver, Mr Afeez  Jolaade, who spoke to NAN at the NNPC Mega Station at Gbongan, said that motorists were dismayed that the station was not dispensing.

According to him, ``anywhere in the country, it is the NNPC mega stations that always cushion the effect of scarcity.

``But the reverse is the case in Osogbo because it was these stations that first closed their gates when the scarcity began and are still shut.

 ``Government must do something about this negative impression.’’

Meanwhile, the Mobil Filling Station at Okefia has since Tuesday being selling petrol at the normal price of N97.

An attendant at the station who did not want her name mentioned told NAN that ``it is the directive from our management to sell at the normal pump price``. 



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