Lagos — Long queues have characterized the purchase of petrol at filling stations in Lagos state following the ‘stay at home’ order issued by the Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
The Governor issued the directive as part of measures to stem the spread of the global pandemic, Covid-19.
Lagosians are now hurrying to stock up their tanks and cans with petrol as the lock down takes effect from Thursday.
Sanwo-Olu had on Friday, issued a stay-home order to schools, churches and partial closure of markets except for ones where essential commodities such as food and drugs are sold.
SweetcrudeReports had noticed panic buying at filling stations since Monday, as cars are now seen to form longer queues.
Fillings stations such as MRS, Total, Forte Oil, Mobil all located around Amuwo Odofin and other locations are currently witnessing queues as the coronavirus pandemic spreads.