Transport unions in Lagos on Friday called on the Federal Government to resolve all contributing factors causing fuel scarcity in the country.
The unions, under the aegis of the Road Transports Employers Association (RTEAN) and the National Union of Road Transports Workers (NURTW), made the plea during a parley with newsmen.
The Lagos State Chairman of RTEAN, Mr Adefowope Olorode said the development has resulted into hardship for the union members and passengers.
“We sincerely plead with all the authorities responsible for oil business to help the masses out of the calamity the scarcity has plunge them. Our members are struggling very had to get fuel to work with and many have park their vehicles, and this if persisted, could have adverse economic effect in the country. Buses may be scarce at bus stops which can make commuters stranded in their daily business,“ the RTEAN boss said.
Olorode added that fuel was central to most activities that its scarcity could crumble businesses in Lagos.
In addition, the Lagos State Chairman of the NURTW, Mr Tajudeen Agbede, said that fuel scarcity would not do the country any good.
“Everybody knows that when the fuel is not available to buy or very cost, it will affect all people, not only our members. It is our prayers that the government sees the problem people are passing through transporting themselves from one place to another to earn living and resolve it on time,“ he said.
The NURTW boss urged the marketers to desist from hoarding the fuel or selling it above the stipulated price saying that such would tantamount to multiplying the plight of the masses.
Long queues at filling stations started on Monday, due to alleged hoarding of the products by marketers and motorists, who believe a price increase is imminent.