Following the continued scarcity and high cost of fuel, it is becoming increasingly hard for residents in parts of Lagos metropolis to cope.
For instance, at Maza-maza area of Amuwo Odofin, some small business owners including phone chargers and sellers of cold drinks alleged that they were operating at loss due to the high cost of fuel.
Speaking with our correspondent on Thursday, they lamented that while getting the product at filling stations had become almost impossible due to long queues day in and out, buying from black marketers was not an option as the operators sold at very high cost.
They explained that most black marketers within the area have started started a liter of fuel at 300 to 400 naira, as against #250 that they sold a couple of days ago.
There has been general outcry in Maza Maza over inability of households to preserve their foods as a result of lack of fuel.
Similar problem has been reported in parts of Orile, Amukoko, Ajejunle and others, where the fuel issue has equally been biting hard.