An association in Badagry, Hengo Badagry Youth Association, is appealing to the Federal Government to increase fuel supply to the nine approved filling stations in their border communities in Lagos State.

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The President of the association, Mr Felix Godonu, in a statement, said residents of the affected communities gathered in large numbers to buy fuel in the few stations dispensing petroleum products, adding that the situation was giving room for the violation of social distancing in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

He said increased supply would help contain the community transmission of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Godonu said, “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.”

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The Federal Government had on March 23 lifted the suspension placed on 66 filling stations across the border communities to ease fuel scarcity in the areas, but Godonu said only nine out of the 66 filling stations belonged to Badagry border communities in Lagos State.

Godonu said that the quantity of petroleum supply to the nine approved stations was not enough for over 120 communities in the border areas.