Nigerians who woke up this morning to the news of fuel price increment have reacted angrily on social media.
Recall that government through the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) announced late Thursday increment in premium motor spirit (PMS) also known as petrol to N212.61 per litre.
Many lamented the increase will affect the prices of goods and services, which will inflict another round of hardships on Nigerians.
While the Federal Government has insisted through the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) that there will be no petrol price hike in March, the expected ex-depot price is N206.42 while the landing cost is N189.61 for the month of March, 2021.
The Nation observed that on Friday morning across Lagos, filling stations are already experiencing queues.
Reacting to this, millions of Nigerians took to the micro blogging sites on Friday, (Twitter) and (Facebook) to condemn the price hike.
Social media influencer, Aproko Doctor said, “Food prices before now have been out of reach for many Nigerians then you add #FuelPriceHike on top of it which will further drive up prices of things across the board.
“Yet, the average Nigerian’s earning has not increased… How exactly do we want to bring people out of poverty?
Another user, Ife Chuk said: “We woke up this morning only to see fuel price at N212 per litre. Before 2023, you may wake up to see the Chinese people coming to occupy your properties as collateral.
Odunlade Adekola tweeted: “Waking up to #FuelPriceHike @ N212 is very bad news. I urge the Buhari led administration to reverse this. We are suffering enough already”
@ThisIsPOU said: “In 2015 under a corrupt govt, 10 litres of fuel was N870:00… In 2021 under a reformed govt fighting corruption, 10 litres of fuel is N2,120:00
@pie4sure said: ”Landlord too will increase house rent #FuelPriceHike”
Hassan Ibrahim while reacting to The Nation’s news feed on Facebook said: “Nigerians should expect worse than this, when irresponsible elements are in the power corridor. No mercy, no sympathy on Nigerian masses. May Almighty Allah rescue us.”
Chidi Chigozirim, said: “If you were among those that voted for this government, you should be very prayerful because normally e no suppose better for you…You should be having bad dreams every night”