Black marketers in Amuwo Odofin have taken advantage of the recent fuel scarcity in the local government area and other parts of Lagos State.
The urgent demand for fuel in Amuwo Odofin has caused black marketers in the area to sell a litre of fuel for N300 as some residents and motorists are unwilling to join queues at fueling stations.
A black marketer who sold on a rainy Tuesday afternoon and refused to disclose her name said it’s a struggle for her and her colleagues to buy fuel from fueling stations hence they sell at N300 for a litre.
She stated that some fuel stations sold a litre to her for N175, while some sold a litre for N180 but she was fortunate to buy some litre for N165.
After spending over three hours in a long queue, Mr Benjamin Adibeli, a motorist, stated that he may settle for the black market as there is no guarantee of purchasing fuel at fueling stations in the area.
Amadi Oluchi Cynthia, a trader and a student, said “We are buying the black market because it is easier and faster. Not everyone is patient enough to join the long queues”
Cynthia is hopeful fuel will be available soon. She believes business owners and residents cannot be dependent on purchasing a litre of fuel for N300.
Mr Anthony Abakporo, a resident and the founder of United Breeds Foundation, expressed said “when there’s disorder, jungle justice is seen as normal. If we are orderly in producing petroleum products in our nation. Would there be the existence of these kings (black marketers) of the jungle?.
“Same applies to Nigerian leadership, till we get it right at the top we will keep seeing infuriating and primitive events.”