Negative reactions have continued to trail the fresh increase in the pump price of petrol as many Nigerians on Friday described it as “next level hardship”.
Nigerians on social media criticised President General Muhammadu Buhari, and his All Progressives Congress party for bringing untold hardship on the masses through unpopular policies including steady fuel price hike.
The Petroleum Products Marketing Company, a subsidiary of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, had increased the ex-depot price of petrol from N147.67 per litre to N155.17.
Following the announcement of the increment, the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria said the implication was that the pump price of petrol would now range from N168 to N170 per litre.
But this didn’t go down well with Nigerians, as various social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, went agog with Nigerians expressing total disappointment in the Buhari regime.
They argued that the steady increase in fuel prices since the beginning of 2020 is “next level hardship”, lamenting that it is causing unimaginable inflation and skyrocketing food prices.
Petrol price band had risen from N121.50–N123.50 per litre in June to N140.80-N143.80 in July and N148-N150 in August.
The DAILY VENDOR recalls that President Buhari’s second-term campaign slogan was “Next Level”.
Read below, some of the reactions on social media
“Welcome to next level hardship delivered as promised in his 2019 campaign,” a Facebook user wrote.
Activist Deji Adeyanju tweeted, “This is the Next Level. Actions have consequences.”
@Moralevitaes wrote, “Federal Government, thank you for making life miserable for Nigerians. It will be on record that the government of Muhammadu Buhari was the most insensitive to Nigerians.”
Anointing Atakijenyo also wrote
“Before Buhari leaves office in 2023, we will buy fuel for N200 per litre in this country. Come 2023, everybody should go get their voter cards ready to dislodge the APC,”
Princewill Chioma also commented, “More hardship for the masses. How do we survive this government?”
vaamp8685 commented on an Instagram post “They have come again. Let this not bring another uprising in Nigeria and APC will say it is PDP that is the cause.”