Many filling stations in Akure the Ondo State Capital on Wednesday adjusted their pump price to 500 naira per litre.
The change was sudden as some still sold in the morning between two hundred naira and three hundred naira.
Our correspondent, who monitored the situation at NNPC outlet on Ondo Road Akure reports that the station was earlier selling for one hundred and ninety-five naira before the manager came around and ordered a price change.
Immediately , the crowd in the station disappeared while the station stopped selling
In a chat with Positive FM , another resident , Mr Akin Ogunniyi described the situation as worrisome and asked for quick intervention of the President whose comment on inauguration day escalated the fuel crisis.
As a result of the fuel scarcity , many residents took to trekking even as taxis and okada riders jacked up fares.
A resident , Mrs Kemi Adigun told Positive FM that she paid 300 naira from Oke Odu to Cathedral in Akure while Mr John Olasehinde said he paid 400 naira for okada ride from Oke Ogba to information village on Ondo Road also in Akure.
However, filling stations in Akoko sold between 300 naira and 350 naira per litre at Ikare and Arigidi Akoko.
Meanwhile , transportation fares within the town with okada and taxi cabs have increased.
A resident of Ugbe Akoko Chief Ladi Belo however asked Nigerians to be patient with the new government and enjoined President Bola Tinubu to put in place palliatives to cushion the effect of subsidy removal.
A motorist from Erusu Edwards oladeinde called on ondo state government to put in place task force to check the excesses of oil marketers.