July 21, 2024

Fuel Scarcity Grips Sagamu, Residents Endure Hours-Long Queues


By: Oluwapelumi & Emmanuel


Residents of Sagamu, Ogun State, are grappling with the debilitating effects of a fuel scarcity that has left them stranded in long queues at gas stations for hours on end. As the scarcity persists, individuals recount tales of waking up in the wee hours of the morning, trekking long distances, and facing disruptions to their daily routines and livelihoods.


The fuel scarcity plaguing Sagamu has thrown the community into disarray, with residents facing significant challenges in accessing essential fuel supplies. Interviews conducted by RemoTV at a local gas station revealed the extent of the ordeal endured by individuals in the face of the ongoing crisis.

One respondent, who arrived at the gas station as early as 5:30 am, expressed frustration at still being in the queue hours later, highlighting the exasperating wait endured by many. Another recounted arriving at the station at 3 am, only to find themselves still waiting past 9 am, underscoring the prolonged nature of the ordeal.

Several individuals lamented the inconvenience caused by the scarcity, with some forced to traverse long distances to reach gas stations searching for fuel. One respondent narrated how they had to resort to trekking from their workplace to their home due to the unavailability of fuel for their vehicle, emphasizing the ripple effects of the crisis on daily life and productivity.


Parents also voiced concerns about the impact of the scarcity on their ability to transport their children to school, highlighting the broader societal ramifications of the fuel shortage. As the situation persists, residents are left grappling with uncertainty and frustration, with no immediate relief in sight.

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