Nigerians drag President Buhari over new fuel price, electricity tariff
Twitter is currently agog with Nigerians calling out and insulting President Muhammadu Buhari following the increase in the pump price of Premium Motor Spirit (petrol) and the hike in electricity tariff to N66 per kwh.The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) set a pump price of N162 for petrol in the south-west region.
This followed the increase of the ex-depot price for the product by the Petroleum Products Marketing Company, a subsidiary of NNPC. The price was increased from N138 to N151.Electricity distribution companies (DisCos) across the country also began on 1 September the implementation of a new electricity tariff regime of N66 per kwh.
However, the moves have led a great number of aggrieved Nigerians to start dragging the President on Twitter, describing those moves as cruel and callous.
See some tweets below;
Wailers will buy fuel at N151 while Buhari’s supporters will continue buying at #87.
— Henry Shield (@henryshield) September 2, 2020
President Muhammadu Buhari will go down in history as Nigeria worst president we ever had. The misfortune of voting.
— AbdulRasheethe (@Rasheethe) September 2, 2020
The people who were jumping up & down in Ojota with us under GEJ when Petrol was N86 are now buying for N151 without complain. Fear will not even allow them try the things they did against Jonathan to Buhari.
— Comrade Deji Adeyanju (@adeyanjudeji) September 2, 2020