BY JOHN EBIOFINI
Major roads in Akure were today blocked by motorists queueing for fuel causing serious traffic gridlock on the roads thereby disrupting the morning rush hour .
Queues on Akure – Ilesa and Akure – Benin Highways were as long as two kilometre.
The situation became chaotic especially at filling stations selling between #180 and #260 per litre as buyers struggled to buy fuel even putting their lives at risk blocking the Akure – Ondo , Ajure – Ilesa and Akure – Benin Highways.
Radio Nigeria reporters who went round to observe the situation however sighted some security operatives including police and Amotekun corps trying to clear the roads for easy access.
Many filling stations in the Ondo State capital have not been dispensing fuel for weeks now fueling speculations among members of the public that there was no end in sight with the lingering fuel crisis .
A Vehicle and a motorcycle queuing for fuel at an NNPC filling station yesterday caught fire when the station was jam-packed with crowd trying to get fuel.
At all the stations visited , motorists discussed what they went through ,from sleeping in their vehicles all through the night or leaving their houses early in the morning to queue.
Some of those who spoke with Radio Nigeria , Mr Oba Adebayo and Mr Joseph Ojo expressed sadness that government could not resolve the fuel problem since November 2022 even as Election approches.