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Fuel Scarcity in Lagos: Another Challenge on the Horizon

On Monday, November 21, fuel scarcity has once again hit Lagos State. This is in accordance with assertions made by citizens who dwell in various parts of the state.

Long lines at fuel stations have returned to the streets of Lagos on Monday morning, it has been reported. Since three weeks ago, there has been a fuel scarcity in Lagos, Abuja, and other states.

Still on the grounds of fuel scarcity, the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) sent a letter to Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Governor of Lagos State on October 28, 2022, complaining about neighbourhood youths operating under the name Indigenous Unity Forum who are intimidating, harassing, and extorting money from people using the road, including drivers of petroleum tankers.

Part of the letter read: “We are deeply constrained to bring to your urgent attention, the unwholesome activities of some criminal elements parading themselves along Lekki Free Trade Zone Road, Eleko Ibeju, Lekki, as community youths under the name of Indigenous Unity Forum, harassing, intimidating, and extorting money from every petroleum truck drivers, who are NUPENG and PTD members plying the road.

“We have no other obligation than to demand that your Excellency, as a matter of urgency, put a final stop to the unwholesome activities of these criminals and similar elements across the state, otherwise we would have no other option than to direct our members, for the sake of the safety of their lives and property, to stay off the entire Lagos State until sanity, law and order are restored.”

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Reports from the National Bureau of Statistics 

The multidimensional poverty report was just released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS). According to the research, Nigeria has a multidimensional poverty rate of 133 million people, or a poverty index of 0.257.

The national poverty index was most heavily influenced by aspects including healthcare, food insecurity, education, nutrition, and access to cooking fuel. Over 50% of Nigerians, according to the NBS, are multidimensionally poor and lack access to cooking fuel.

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