Commercial drivers hiked their fares on various routes across Nigerian cities as long queues resurfaced in fuel stations amidst concerns over petroleum subsidy removal.

Reports say the situation found that the fares for both intrastate and interstate commuting increased significantly in most parts of the country.

In many of the places visited, transport fares jumped by over 100 per cent, depending on the routes.

Fuel queues returned to Nigerian cities as many motorists scrambled to get petroleum products hours after President Bola Tinubu announced that the government will put an end to the fuel subsidy regime.

It will be recalled that Tinubu in his inaugural address at Eagle Square, Abuja, declared that there would no longer be a petroleum subsidy regime as it was not sustainable.