By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
The fuel scarcity rocking major cities in the country spread to Oyo State on Monday as hundreds of people were stranded in Ibadan, Ogbomoso, Oyo and other parts of the state.
New Nigerian gathered that the fuel scarcity resulted into long queues of vehicles and commercial motorcyclists in most of the few filling stations presently selling fuel in and across the state.
It was learnt that signs of the fuel scarcity in Oyo State was first noticed in Ogbomoso last week when some filling stations in the state locked their gates against vehicles and motorcyclists with the inscription of “No Fuel” at the entrances of most stations in the town.
The scarcity became pronounced early Monday with Petrol dealers in Ibadan locking their gates with the bold inscription of No fuel placed at the main entrances to filling stations thereby forcing many commercial motorcyclists, taxi cab,and other commercial vehicles plying major roads in Ibadan completely off the road .
It was learnt that commercial motorcyclists and divers of the commercial vehicles were seen heading for filling stations in search of fuel resulting in long queue of vehicles.along the Sango- Eleyele road, Sango – UI- Ojoo, Ojoo- Iwo road, Iwo road – New Ife road, Iwo road Lagos expressway – Challenge, Ring Road – Akinyemi – Apata – NNPC -Abeokuta road in Ibadan as well as in other towns in the state
Hundreds of commuters on sighting the situation resolved into trecking into their various destinations while others planning to travel outside the state were seen scrambling for the few vehicles available at the parks especially at the Ojoo park for travellers into the northern parts of the country.
The situation also led to increase in transportation fees both within Ibadan and other major towns in the state and outside the state