There was widespread anger by Nigerians following the latest adjustment in the pump price of Premium Motor Spirit, popularly called petrol by the NNPC and other oil marketers across the country.
Also reacting, is popular Nigerian music artiste, Paul Okoye, who linked the current economic hardship to the trending Guinness World Record “Thon” on social media, which he described as ‘Shege-A-Thon’.
Wakadaily reports that the Secretary, Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria, Abuja-Suleja, Mohammed Shuaibu said the increased, “is because NNPCL is still the major importer of petrol into Nigeria currently, though other marketers are gradually importing the commodity. The price this (Tuesday) morning at some NNPCL stations is N617/litre.”
Reacting to the current economic situation, the musician of the PSquare aka Rudeboy via his Instagram story wrote: “Fuel = 617 , Dollar = 820, Shege-A-Thon.”
Nigerians react to Paul Okoye’s post.
big_bossdollar: “baba rest even if make obi enter fuel go still cost dollar go still high all this man call tinubu to fix this country very well mbok we need to allow him rule this country with peace of mind.”
victorvankev1: “Pro max Shege – a – thon loading.”
hajia_sade_makinde: “Shut the nonsense up ode!”
iam_bmodel: “I no dey hear Tinubu supporters again, all of them don enter house. Nah all of us dey see the shege together. Igbo, Hausa or Yoruba. They thought the man had plan when he was busy arresting CBN governor and signing things into law. This one nah Shege Banza .”
See other reactions on Twitter following the hike in fuel price
OfficialUdiBoy wrote, “Fuel has gone up to 617 naira, renewed hope has turned to renewed shege. E go touch everybody until we get the mandate back.”
YemieFash said, “The same petrol that was 190 naira per litre two months ago is now 617 naira per litre. Is this the renewed hope?.”
KhaleedSZN wrote: “Not up to a month and Tinubu times are this hard!! No way in Hell I am buying fuel for 617 naira. Once my phone goes off now na till Nepa bring light next.”
@SodiqTade wrote, “Dear Tinubu Boys, A litre of fuel is now selling for 617 naira almost two months after the removal of subsidy by Tinubu. Do you still think the 8k per household will cushion the possible effects of this new price? It seems Nigerians have entered one chance with this mandate.”
On his part @The_D1amond said, “The economy is not funny anymore… This is proof that it’s not getting better anytime soon. The government is against us, the economy is also against us
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PoojaMedia wrote, “President Tinubu needs to address the nation NOW. Hunger is walking on the streets of Nigeria.”