Nigerians have continued to lament the hardship caused by the scarcity of petroleum products across the country following plan by President Bola Tinubu to remove fuel subsidy from July 1, 2023.
TRIBUNE ONLINE reports Tinubu, on Monday during his inaugural speech as the 16th President of Nigeria at Eagle Square, Abuja, announced his government will no longer provide funds to subsidise petroleum products.
According to him, he is taking this decision because the 2023 budget has not provided for the payment of fuel subsidy from the second half of the year.
Some Nigerians have since taken to social media to express their views on the recent development.
Below are some reactions gathered by TRIBUNE ONLINE:
People way travel go Abuja yesterday for President Bola Tinubu inauguration no see fuel come back today. Renewed shege baza loading… 😂🤣
Auxiliary 600 Naira MC Oluomo pic.twitter.com/LBHdOGHDM4
— 🌬️💡LIGHTT🗿 (@Emanuellightt) May 30, 2023
*Tinubu becomes President*
Fuel scarcity to Nigerian on Day 1: pic.twitter.com/Mm0THs3A9O
— 💥🍩 𝐑𝒆𝐚ℓ_丨ϻ𝐌ค 🐍✋ (@real_lmmculete) May 30, 2023
I think say the fuel scarcity nah meme till I went out myself 😂😂😂
it’s 600 naira per liter 💔😂
Nigerians will learn the hard way pic.twitter.com/o6ZQiRW10U
— 𝓑𝓲𝓰 𝓽𝓲𝓶𝓲 🍀 (@bigtimini) May 30, 2023
Fuel scarcity knows no party. pic.twitter.com/Ngkj7hwUKM
— Janefrances (@ChinweIwuchukwu) May 30, 2023
As fuel scarcity dey now, if una no see me for lecture hall. No vex nah Tinubu cause am pic.twitter.com/WHFidzn2tK
— Toby Toy (@TobyToy7) May 30, 2023
Just got info that protests have started in some parts of Lagos over fuel scarcity.
Renewed Anarchy brewing
— Mikael C Bernard (@MikaelCBernard) May 30, 2023
Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu @officialABAT thoughtless fuel subsidy removal announcement has already triggered fuel scarcity and price gouging all over Nigeria. This is why Nigerians must understand that nothing good will come out the Nigerian Elite-in and out- of power. They’re…
— Omoyele Sowore (@YeleSowore) May 30, 2023
Post-election reality! None of the politicians you voted for is on fuel stations’s queues across the country. Not even their children are on the queue. Suffering is a great leveller! It levels only the poor masses ! #Fuelscarcity #Subsidy pic.twitter.com/DI8OS8C7fp
— Fr.Francis Ezeh OFM Cap (@FrCescoofmcap) May 30, 2023
— Nwa Isuikwuato (@NguntaE) May 30, 2023
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