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Nigerians are no longer holding their emotions in check as the price of fuel again increased under the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
On Thursday night, the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency, PPPRA, fixed the pump price of Premium Motor Spirit, PMS, also known as petrol, at N212.61 per litre, for the month of March.
The new price, according to the PPPRA’s PMS guiding price, released to stakeholders, is supposed to commence from March 1st and run till March 31st, 2021.
Reacting to the fuel hike Friday, thousands of Nigerians took to the micro blogging site, Twitter to condemn to the price hike.
They expressed their displeasure because many are yet to recover from the economic hardship caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Here are some reactions as the #FuelPriceHike currently trends number 1 on Twitter:
However, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) had said the price would remain static in March to allow smooth dialogue between government and labour unions. It also cautioned against “artificial scarcity”.