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Most of the customers, who were seen in the queues at Total filling station along Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way, Ikeja and Mobil filling station along Lateef Jakande Road, Agidingbi, blamed the queues on usual brand loyalty and belief that they would "get adequate measurement of what they paid for".

Sahara Reporters went out on the streets to talk to people waiting on the queues, to hear what they have to say.

Abuja - Long queues of vehicles waiting to buy petrol from service stations on Tuesday resurfaced in some parts of the country, forcing the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr. Maikanti Baru, to cut short his official trip to London.

It's a familiar sight, our streets and roads lined with vehicles waiting for their turn to buy fuel from filling stations. In Gwanripa, the situation was quite different as the length of the queues appeared to have been more than what was observed in some parts of the city. There is always more demand for refined products for petroleum during winter period in the colder countries, this is what we are experiencing now.

The Depot and Petroleum Products Marketers Association (DAPPMA) has accused the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) of not having adequate petrol to meet the consumption needs of Nigerians.

Marafa stated the Senate would not allow some unpatriotic persons to cause Nigerians any hardships especially during the Yuletide.

"We will take time out to embark on a serious oversight".

He said members of the committee would be regrouped into sub-committees to make it possible for them to visit all the states.

The sub-committees would be armed with details of daily distribution to ascertain the quantity of fuel given to each service station, he added.

Another marketer at the depot who also spoke under the condition of anonymity said there were less activities at the depots due to an inadequate supply of the products by the NNPC. NNPC had, on November 30, issued a statement saying there was no plan to increase fuel price at the depot and at filling stations. There is also the Managing Director of Petroleum and Product Marketing Company.