Another 37,500 metric tons of petrol arrived Lagos ports on Friday, a development that may help improve the fuel supply situation. A breakdown of the consignment revealed that MRS, Oando and Conoil got 25,000MT from a vessel christened Admoard E Leader, while Forte Oil got 7,500MT and Mobil 5,000MT, NAN/Vanguard reports.
A source at Apapa Depot told NAN that each tanker containing 33,000 litres was paying security agents about N300, 000 to facilitate their loading process. While another marketer at Forte Oil, Mr Shittu Salimon, said it would take another seven days before the situation could ease. This, he said, was as a result of logistics problems associated with loading at the depots.
It would be recalled that the deadline given by Dr Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, for fuel queues to disappear across the country lapsed on Thursday. The situation across filling stations in Lagos metropolis, however appears to be gradually easing. Many filling stations are currently dispensing fuel, an indication that supply has improved on what obtained in the last three weeks.