By Nwafor Sunday
Nigerians can no longer contain their emotions as President Muhammadu Buhari increased the price of fuel and the tariff for electricity to N151 and N66 respectively.
Yesterday, a subsidiary of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Pipelines and Product Marketing Company (PPMC), announced the increase in the price of gasoline to N151.56 per liter.
In reaction to this, millions of Nigerians took to microblogging sites (Twitter) and (Facebook) to condemn the price increase.
Below are their reactions:
Atiku: “I reject the increase in electricity rates. Coming out of lockdown, Nigerians need encouragement, not an impetuous disregard for the challenges they face. Many Nigerians have been without an income for months, due to no fault of their own. This increase is untimely and ill-advised. “
SERAP: “We urge the Nigerian authorities to immediately reverse the unfair increase in fuel price from N148 to N151.56k per liter.
This is a sham, as it would have a ripple effect on millions of poor Nigerians who will find it difficult to cope with rising costs of transportation and basic goods. “
Former President of the Nigerian Manufacturers Association (MAN), Ogun Chapter, Mr. Wale Adegbite, “The development will eventually lead to an increase in the prices of goods produced by manufacturers, which will automatically result in an increase in inflation.”
Eunice: “PMB, what happened to the price of the 40naira fuel you campaigned on in 2014/2015?”
I reject the increase in electricity rates. Coming out of lockdown, Nigerians need encouragement, not impetuous …
Posted by Atiku Abubakar on Thursday, September 3, 2020
We urge the Nigerian authorities to immediately reverse the unfair increase in fuel price from N148 to N151.56k per liter.
Posted by SERAPNigeria on Thursday, September 3, 2020
PMB what happened to the 40naira fuel price you campaigned on in 2014/2015? pic.twitter.com/UOb7XR7iXg
– Eunice 🇳🇬 (@yoonice_nest) September 3, 2020
Hello Mr. President, sometimes I wonder if you really know the urgent needs of the people in your country. Increase in electricity bills, increase in the price of fuel and you have not said anything sir
– Dozzy😎 (@dozzyRace) September 3, 2020
I like Buhari’s method of increasing the price of fuel. You will simply add N2 or N3 per month.
– Akanni Hafeez 🦅 | Ogun State’s First Child #Laycon (@TheReal_Hafeez) September 3, 2020
* Increase in electricity rate
* Fuel price dem increase am
* Pay TV dem follow increment
– Ayomide🌹 9 (@kapableOfLagos) September 3, 2020
Increased fuel price
Increased electricity rate
Increased bank charges
APC and Buhari brought a real change
– Cinema boy (@grayoflagos) September 3, 2020
So the stupid government now raises the price of fuel, to buy fuel put for Gen na problem https://t.co/1gCSRur4b6
– CHUKWUNONSO 🌝🌝 #Nengi BBnaija (@mazichinoso) September 3, 2020
– Mytunji6831 (@ mytunji6831) September 3, 2020
#Enough is enough Nigerians deserve to enjoy basic amenities with ease, Buhari reverse fuel price now!
– Opemipo Adeniyi (@Opeedo) September 3, 2020
Well, I just want to use this medium to let you know my point of view, sir, on so many problems that are happening under your rule. Increasing the price of fuel this time is not the best option, recognizing the fact that there is hunger on earth. You may not be seeing it
– Snetech (@Snetech) September 3, 2020
The price of fuel has increased
The electricity rate has increased
Food prices have risen
The tax has increased
Bank charges have increased
But the salary is stubborn and does not want to increase
– Aaron Savage (@hosigbemeh) September 3, 2020
Look @OfficialAPCNg made the then president @GEJonathan when the price of fuel increased. However, they have made it worse. They increased our external debt from $ 9 billion to $ 30 billion. Fuel increase from ₦ 87 to ₦ 162. Nigeria is now NYSC-Now their suffering continues!#Buhari pic.twitter.com/VocJI7q98S
– Reno Omokri (@renoomokri) September 3, 2020
Good development. But the recent increase in the price of fuel under his administration seems to be telling Nigerians that they are not worried about the economic difficulties we are going through in this era of Corona, when other countries are doing their best to reduce the burden on their citizens. .
– Alex Oko (@PrinceAlexino) September 3, 2020
#Enough is enough The price of food has already risen. The current increase in fuel prices will further skyrocket the price of food. @MBuhari @NGRPresidente @ProfOsinbajo @FMPRng @FemAdesina @GarShehu @BabajideOtitoju @IMFNews @ OPECSecretariat ordinary Nigerians are suffering
– Kareem Abdulrasaq (@ KareemAbdulras3) September 3, 2020
They will not reduce their false wages and allowances, but will increase the price of fuel and the rate of electricity, taxes and food prices and tell Nigerians that it is in their own interest. Anyone who believes this has gone beyond being gullible. #Enough is enough https://t.co/8G3rHhhBGH
– Aproko Senator (@aproko_senator) September 3, 2020
Mr. President, kindly alleviate the current high cost of living by reversing the price of the fuel pump and electricity rates … People are suffering at home, do not join our predicament … Thank you. .. May posterity be kind to you
– Kels (@ojaighokelvin) September 3, 2020
Naira was devalued, the price of fuel increased, the electricity rate increased, and he wants food prices to remain the same. Production and transportation costs nko?
– Osazee Ikponmwosa (@ OsazeeIkponmwo1) September 3, 2020
The Buhari regime is a plague on Nigerians. The main objective of this regime is to kill, steal and destroy. Only a monstrous regime will increase the price of fuel and the rate of electricity during this pandemic. The citizens suffer while Buhari and his cronies live in opulence. Evil tyrant.
– Rothschild (@timi_wakanda) September 3, 2020