With the recent increment in fuel price, it’s clear that a lot of people are about to experience a new wave of discomfort in their daily life.
The Petroleum Products Marketing Company, a subsidiary of the NNPC, had initially on Wednesday increased the ex-depot price of the PMS to N151.56 per litre, with marketers saying the product would be sold at between N162 and N165 per litre.
Reacting to the increment, the minister of state for petroleum resources, Timipre Sylva has disclosed that fuel price increase is beyond the control of President Buhari who is also the minister of petroleum resources.
The Minister who spoke to newsmen in Abuja on Thursday September 3, said it is unfortunate that citizens are blaming the federal government which is not in charge of fixing the prices of petroleum products, for the increased price.
However, in the usual Nigerian fashion, angry reactions are all over social media.
Below are some reactions:
Well, we just have to continue complaining on social media and drink more Garri. Nothing is impossible with Buhari on the throne.