Fuel Scarcity: Tuface calls for protest, but Nigerians shut him down

Tuface Idibia
Tuface Idibia

As Nigerians groan under a biting shortage of petrol, Nigerian artiste, Innocent Idibia, better known as Tuface or 2baba on Saturday called for a protest against filling stations selling petroleum products at unofficial prices.

“Make we start campaign say make dem shut down any filling station wey no dey sell petrol normal”, the African Queen crooner wrote on his official twitter handle.

This call however did not go down well with some Nigerians who are yet to forget how Tuface backed down on a similar protest he called for months ago.

A few Nigerians then believed then that he was browbeaten by top ranking security operatives to call off the protest.

“The one you will back down at the dying minute abi? Bros just drink water and mind your business”, a twitter user, Emeka Uduma wrote.

“Don’t start what you won’t finish”, another twitter user said.

“Coward like you, abeg park well”, William Kayode said.

“You again? 2face is a man known for jumping fence where it is very low…”, a user said.

“I just hope you won’t change your mind this time”, Onakunle Olayemi said.

In February, Tuface was to lead nationwide demonstrations against the harsh economic crisis facing Nigerians but announced its cancellation hours before the scheduled march.

He cited “security concerns” after police warned him against going ahead with the demonstrations.

The protests, led by civil society groups and activists went on nonetheless in Lagos, Abuja and Uyo.

Meanwhile the fuel scarcity has continued unabated in parts of the country, less than 48 hours to Christmas.

The scarcity has seen pump prices skyrocket from N145 maximum approved price per litre to as much as N400 at the black market.

Despite the glaring fuel crisis, Nigeria’s ruling party, the All Progressive Congress, APC said the product is available in abundance.

“There’s no ‘actual scarcity’,” the APC said in a statement on Twitter Friday afternoon to an astounded populace already groaning under the burden of lack of the essential product.


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  • Tony Ani

    Do you expect any Nigeria to join you in this protest ? You Mumu, that sold out during “Our Mumu don do” protest. Please face your music and stop taking Nigerians for granted.

  • Ezekiel. J.

    Protests?

  • Steve

    Tubaba stick to music and one woman please. State of the nation isnt for chickens like you.

  • john

    Those anti Christ satanic agents behind fuel hoarding in Nigeria thought they could hold Christians hostage from celebrating The Lord of Lord’s Jesus Christ who’s birth and death brought freedom to everyone in the world.
    My prayer is that every naira made by these evil anti Christ will varnish like smoke in Jesus Christ’s Mighty name. The name above every other name.

  • Truthman

    He’s so sure the scarcity is due to hoarding on the part of marketers. Pedestrian thinking … or is he trying to avoid the govt this time around.

  • criticbeauty

    Look at this coward that wants to be a legend and yet can not stand the test of time..

  • DanJ

    …. a living goat is better than a dead lion!
    He meant what he sang and advised himself appropriately at the last minute.

    Tupac would have been entertaining us with latest albums had he listened to tuface or Bob Marley (…he who runs away lives to fight another day).