Fuel scarcity: It's unjust, and you're taking advantage of Nigerians - Sanwo-Olu chastises marketers

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu chastised fuel marketers on Tuesday for taking unfair advantage of Nigerians by raising fuel prices.

When Sanwo-Olu paid a surprise working visit to civil servants at the secretariat in Alausa, Ikeja, he expressed his displeasure.

The Governor was escorted around by the Head of Service (HoS), Mr Hakeem Muri-Okunola, and was accompanied by Deputy Governor Obafemi Hamzat.

He described the sudden hike in petrol price and attendant queues as ‘unfair’, adding that Nigerians need to be sincere enough.

”I think it is so early in the day for people to begin to second-guess our new president.

“This is a pronouncement, and I think it is unfair on all of our major marketers to want to begin to seize opportunity in areas where there is none.

”We all need to be sincere in this country, if we really want to get things done, let us know that we might need to belt up a little bit, but it’s really so that we have a better life down the line.

”There is nothing that has changed in that pronouncement that should have caused the queue. I am sure that the Federal Government that we have would be able to rise up and be able to deal with it.

”I will encourage everyone to be law abiding, to go about their normal business, and things will certainly turn out for the better for us,” Sanwo-Olu said.

Long queues resurfaced at some fuel stations in the Lagos metropolis on Monday, with motorists in panic buying across the state.

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