The unabating nationwide fuel scarcity has drawn public outcry by Nigerians on social media especially on twitter as many have taken to the medium to express their displeasure.
Though the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) had suspended its nationwide strike, queues are still very visible with car owners waiting endlessly to buy fuel.
Karen Rikko, a traveller going to Jos, Plateau, expressed displeasure over the worsening situation of fuel scarcity adding that it does not speak well of the country.
“I wouldn’t say any Nigerian is happy about the fuel scarcity, I will say it has become a yearly ritual and has inconvenienced everyone. Moving from Abuja to Nasarrawa satellite town takes over two hours and also artificial traffic. The little fuel you get after so much struggle will almost get finished. I don’t think this is convenient, as time is money. Generally I don’t think it has any positive effect on the working of the economy”, she said.
A twitter user follow4follow @Shameh_NG, said “Being a tout pays when there’s #FuelScarcity in d country. I dey here over 2hrs with my 10 litre gallon,
some touts just entered slapped everyone close to the tank with 4 of 25 litres.
I just dey one corner dey speak English.. @biolakazeem @RadioPaparazi @Gidi_Traffic @MBuhari”.
Another Twitter user, Chidi Okereke@Chydee said, “Guys, if you’re driving and your car isn’t full, help someone going your route please. This #FuelScarcity has left some people stranded. God bless you as you do.”
Read more reactions here:
Guys, if you’re driving and your car isn’t full, help someone going your route please. This #FuelScarcity has left some people stranded. God bless you as you do.
— Chidi Okereke (@Chydee) December 22, 2017
No statement on #EndSARS
No statement on #fuelscarcity
No Presidential media chat
Impeach yourself you fraud @MBuhari
— Timi Akegbejo (@timiakegbejo) December 20, 2017
How does Goodluck Ebele Jonathan sleep at night?
— Chuba Ugwu (@chonsyy) December 21, 2017
Nigeria leaders come to USA, UK and many other countries, they see how the basic social amenities are available to citizens, like good Road, water, light, yet they go back to Nigeria and act like its normal for Nigerian not to experience good life. #FuelScarcity
— Oriola Aregbesola 𓃶 (@OrissAreg_) December 22, 2017
Putin: Law degree
Trump: Economics degree
Merkel: PhD in physical chemistry
Xi Jinping: Chemical engineering and Doctor of Law.
Buhari: PhD in Recessionology & Doctor w/ zero WAEC.
— ED-Daniel (@Manlike_ED) December 21, 2017
I waited in a queue for petrol from 11am to 4pm. I could finally see the logo of the petrol station. I just needed to drive in, fill up my tank and go home to rest. Suddenly, all the staff at the petrol station refused to sell petrol. They said no fuel 😭😭 #fuelscarcity must go
— Tolu🇳🇬 (@iAm__TT) December 22, 2017
This is the 3rd fuel scarcity under Buhari in 2 1/2 years. First one was in Sept-December 2015. For 3 months Nigeria suffered but PMB didn't blink. Second one was in April/May 2016 which he cunningly increased fuel from N87 – N145 and now December 2017. Buhari and #fuelscarcity pic.twitter.com/hjw70oeshJ
— Matthew Ottah™ (@MatthewOttah) December 22, 2017
I just spent about N12,000 for 25litres of fuel…
I don't know how my eyes is doing me, it's like someone is slicing onions beside me…#fuelscarcity
— DisturbingIbadan🇳🇬 (@damorela00) December 23, 2017
Those good old days when MAN U Fans attacked everything about a "title winning" Mourinho at Chelsea but never knew they will later defend "a less successful parking the bus" Mourinho era at MAN U. #FuelScarcity pic.twitter.com/FKA5mc47v0
— Ebube D Statesman (@akaebube) December 22, 2017