The scarcity of Premium Motor Spirit commonly known as petrol bit harder in Ekiti State on Saturday as most filling stations in the major towns of the state including Ado Ekiti, the capital city, closed shops.

The few stations, mostly those of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation and major marketers, which opened witnessed long queues with motorists and cyclists spending hours on queue.

Fuel queues resurfaced in the state on Friday when most filling stations did not open.

The situation has compelled many car owners to leave their vehicles at home.

On Saturday, black market sellers were seen selling petrol in jerry cans at exhorbitant prices on major streets.

Piqued by the development, Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, appealed to owners and operators of filling stations in the state to desist from hoarding petroleum products thereby creating artificial fuel scarcity in the state.


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