A group in Badagary, Hengo Badagary Youth Association, is seeking the Federal Government intervention to help increase fuel supply to the communities.
The group disclosed this in a statement issued on Thursday appealing to the federal government to intervene in supplying the nine approved filling stations in their border communities with fuel supply.
The President, Mr. Felix Godonu, who signed the statement noted that inhabitants of the affected areas gather in large numbers to buy fuel in the few available fuel outlets dispensing petroleum products.
He pointed out that the situation being witnessed is violating social distancing advisory of the federal government due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Godonu in the statement noted that the increased supply as being sought, would help contain the community transmission of the Covid-19 pandemic.
“The government should allow filling stations with proper documentation and credibility to start lifting fuel for distribution so that normalcy can return to our communities,” Godonu said.
He maintained that since the federal government lifted the ban on fuel outlets to ease fuel supply to the communities, only 9 out of the 66 outlets belonged to Badagary border communities in Lagos State.
Godonu said that the quantity of petroleum product supplied to the 9 approved stations was not enough for over 120 communities in the border areas.
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