The year 2012 witnessed one of the biggest protests ever staged in Nigeria. Former President Goodluck Jonathan, tried to remove the fuel subsidy but Nigerians weren’t having it. However, on May 11 2016, the fuel subsidy was finally removed by the Buhari administration and it meant petrol will be sold at N145 per litre.
Although experts have argued that the country spends trillions of Naira on the subsidy which has not even benefited Nigerians…
They should have warned us sha.
— Yemisi Adegoke (@briticoyemo) May 12, 2016
Nigerians are still going to be the ones most affected by the increase in fuel price.
I know the removal is necessary. But this is Nigeria, governance really is beyond strong will when pples life are gona be affected directly.
— H2O (@Halimaoji) May 12, 2016
Because the country is already harsh enough on Nigerians.
Who wants to buy petrol at N145?? The civil servants who have been owed for several months or Nigerians who lost their jobs recently?
— Tomide (@Tomyboiz) May 11, 2016
Does this even guarantee an increase in the minimum wage?
Final say: Pegging fuel price at N145 when you're not increasing minimum wage or giving 3 months notice is quite insensitive. My opinion
— That Andy (@AndyMadaki) May 11, 2016
Will our employers increase our salaries too?
The fuel price is now N145. Shouldn't there be a review of salary or at least, transport allowance?
— I have Shoes™ (@abubakar47i) May 11, 2016
The bus fares are going to be unbelievable.
I can't wait to hear how much obalende would be from Ajah tomorrow.
— Pichu Sneh! (@Dxski_) May 11, 2016
How much will a full tank cost now?
When your full tank becomes 7k but your car did not become an SUV to complete the package pic.twitter.com/1p8wIPGDnj
— M. (@Monaayy) May 11, 2016
Some people have obviously been hoarding fuel all this while
LMAOOOOOOOOOO! Even petrol stations in ibadan that never sold fuel in their lives don open gates! What a country!
— Pichu Sneh! (@Dxski_) May 12, 2016
Will things be better for the unborn generation of Nigerians?
Fuel issue and electricity are the reality Nigerians have to deal with rn. I only hope our kids are served better in their own generation.
— Yemi (@Babygiwa) May 12, 2016
And we hope Nigerians will benefit from the subsidy removal as explained by the petroleum minister.
— A Big Nwa (@Oddy4real) May 11, 2016
What are your thoughts on the current fuel subsidy removal?