Some residents of Ibadan, the Oyo
State capital have resorted to
trekking, even at a long distance
due to the scarcity of Premium
Motor Spirit also known as Petrol
and the high rate of transport fares.
This is as a result of the nationwide
scarcity of petrol which goes
between N150 and 250 in some
parts of the ancient city.
DAILY POST correspondent who
went round the city on Thursday
and Friday observed hundred of
commuters trekking long distance
due to scarcity of vehicles and
commercial motorcycles in many
parts of the city.
Many bus stops within the city are
currently flooded with commuters
who were stranded as they waited
endlessly to no avail.
Transport fare that goes for N100
from Mokola to Ojoo is now
between 200 and 250. The one from
Gate to UI is now N150-N200
instead of N100. From Ajibode
Junction to Ojoo is now N50 instead
of N20. This applied to other areas
visited by DAILY POST on Friday.
This according to some of them
made those who can trek to resort
to such in areas such as Ajibode,
Apete, UI, Ojoo, Secretariat,
Ogunpa, Dugbe and Mokola among
Many filling stations that were
partially selling the product on
Tuesday and Wednesday were under
lock and key when our
correspondent visited them on
Thursday and Friday.
Those that were selling were doing
so between 150 and 250.
A resident of Ologun-Eru told DAILY
POST on Friday that some of the
petrol stations selling the product in
his area were selling between 150
and 185 per litre.
The scarcity has also afforded some
youths in areas such as Mokola,
Sabo and Ajibode to turn the
situation in making brick business
by selling 4-5 litres of Petrol at the
rate of N1500- N3000 depending on
the bargaining power of the
A resident of Ajibode who begged
not to be mentioned informed that
he had spent many hours at a petrol
station on Thursday to no avail but
had to go out as early as 6.am to
search for the product..