Fuel subsidy: Nigerians lament as petrol jumps to N600 per litre (Video)

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Some citizens of the federal republic of Nigeria has gone on social media to share their frustrations over buying fuel for N600 per litre.

This followed shortly after president Bola Ahmed Tinubu announced that fuel subsidy is gone in his inaugural speech yesterday.

On may 29, Bola Ahmed Tinubu was sworn in as the president of Nigeria after winning the most competitive election and defeated his opponents, Atiku Abubakr and Peter Obi amongst other candidates.

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During his inauguration, the President announced his plans as the Grand Commander of the republic as he said, “Fuel subsidy is gone”.

This caused stirs online among Nigerians as the fuel skyrocket to N600 per litre. While some complained about the attitude of Nigerians, others said the announcement was ill-timed as there is no provision to cushion the effect of subsidy removal.

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Social media users thronged the comment section to share their thoughts. Some reactions are shown below:

hallygilbert said, “I saw some people’s comments on instablog yesterday happy about this subsidy, saying it’s the best for Nigeria? now it’s barely 24hrs n people are complaining. When I saw those comments I knew most Nigerians dunno what subsidy removal means. You guys would still buy this fuel 700-800 naira cos Tinubu hasn’t stated his price yet, na wicked and heartless Nigerians just fix this price oo?.. This subsidy would cause mad ass inflation. Baba never go aso rock oo e don remove subsidy. I am still wondering why he did that just after Dangote Refinery launched days ago. What is the usefulness of the Refinery, when u still have to remove subsidy? Baba wan collect the money e used for campaign n co back from Nigerians ?. You guys dunno what u are in for????‍♀️”.

iam_linchpin said, “Wow… Bola Tinubu is working! All APC supporters don’t worry, you’ll get a discount whenever you’re buying yours, just shout “Emi lo kan” at the Filling station then they’ll sell it cheaper for u. Ndi mgbu.”

moshood_salam said, “Hypocrites just full here, no be all the top 3 candidates talk say dem go comot subsidy, if it has gone the other way no be the same thing the person wey be President go do? Why the fuss, instead of blaming the greedy people behind this una dey blame the President”.

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