Passengers stranded as fuel scarcity hits Osun

Passengers going to work on Monday were stranded following the scarcity of fuel across Osun State.

Those who were fortunate to get buses paid double their normal transport fares to their various destinations.

SAHEL STANDARD observed that some filling stations across the Osogbo metropolis were shut while those open were filled to capacity as motorists struggled to buy fuel.

Few of the filling stations that opened are: NNPCL at Lameco and Okinni sells at N580, BOVAS at Okinni sells at N640, NIPCO at Lameco area N640 while TIDEM, GUYS WORLD sells at N700 to N750 respectively.

A passenger, Mr. James Onoja, said he had been at the bus stop as early as 6 am but could not get a bus going to town.

Also, a nursing mother, Mrs. Mary Joseph, on her way to Ifon market, having spent almost two hours without getting bus, said she would head back home.

“I have spent hours here waiting for Korope. The only one that came was quoting double the transport fare. I can’t pay. It’s better I go back home and rest today,” she said.

Another passenger, Joseph Ogundare, said he paid N300 instead of N200 from Okinni to Osogbo.

Also, Mrs. Jospehine Magret, who boarded a mini bus from Ifon to Osogbo, said she paid N600 instead of N400.

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