Fuel scarcity disappears in Ilorin

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Motorists in Ilorin metropolis heaved a sigh of relief on Monday following the resumption of fuel supply directly to the Kwara State capital from Lagos.

DAILY Post recalls that fuel supply to Ilorin metropolis was stopped by the Lagos State branch of the Petrol Tanker Drivers union, PTD, as a result of the leadership crisis within Oke-Ogun, Saki branch of the union in Oyo state.

Reports said due to the crisis in Oke-Ogun, fuel supply to the area was stopped pending its resolution but a member of the tanker drivers broke the rule and diverted fuel supply meant for Ilorin to Oke-Ogun, Saki.

The action led to the stoppage of fuel supply directly to Ilorin by the Lagos branch of the union.

Our correspondent reports that the sanction imposed on Ilorin and Oke-Ogun, Saki, was lifted on Monday following amicable resolution of the intra-union crisis in the area.

Several fuel tankers were seen entering Ilorin on Monday to deliver the product to various filling stations in the metropolis.

Both major marketers and Independent marketers received fuel supplies, but the independent marketers were yet to adjust their pump price which was increased to N220 or N230 per litre instead of N190, during the induced scarcity last week.

A major makerter in one of the Total Energy filling stations in Ilorin, who spoke to DAILY POST on Tuesday confirmed the development.

He said “we have received supply on Monday and we are selling at N179.

“I believe other major marketers will sell at the normal price,” he added.

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