Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has directed all major and independent petroleum marketers operating along major roads in the State to open between 9 am and 4 pm on weekdays.
The government warned that any operator who refuses to comply with the directive would be heavily sanctioned.
The directive, according to the government, is to help reduce the impact of their activities on the traffic situation, which continues to worsen as the scarcity of the essential commodity lingers.
The State Commissioner of Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde, directed all independent and major oil marketers with retail outlets on major roads within the metropolis of Lagos to comply with the directive.
Oladeinde said the 9 am to 4 pm order would be sustained until the fuel shortage crisis subsides.
He added that the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), Vehicle Inspection Service (VIS), Transport Operations Compliance Unit (TOCU), and other Law Enforcement Agencies have been charged to ensure seamless flow of traffic across the State.