A number of Nigerian airlines, including Arik Air have reportedly grounded flights and radio stations had to close early in the wake of months-long fuel shortage worsened by striking oil tanker drivers in Africa’s biggest oil producing country, Aljazeera reports.
The usual bustling roads in the city of Lagos, a metropolis of 20 million, were reportedly half-empty as gas stations closed on Saturday with several vehicles grounded.
“All flights suspended or canceled. No fuel. Been sitting here since 6am,” a customer complained on Twitter.
Some of the radio stations that went dead on Saturday night include The Beat, Classic FM, and City FM, after being hit by frequent power outages and out of diesel fuel for generators.