#Fuelscarcity: Nigerians blast Buhari as fuel sells for N500 per litre

President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria has failed to deal with the fuel scarcity plaguing the west African country

Nigerians have taken to social media to express their displeasure and frustration at the lingering fuel scarcity that as engulfed the country for nearly two weeks.

As expected, President Muhammadu Buhari who doubles as the Petroleum Minister is the target, as is inactivity towards the issue have caused untold hardship on citizens.

Nigerians claim that they now purchase petrol for as high as N500 per litre against the regular price of N145 per litre.

Long queues and black markets have resurfaced in most part of the country, with no end in sight.

Taking to Twitter to express their frustration, some Nigerians recalled a tweet by the President prior to the 2015 general election.

Buhari was reacting to fuel scarcity under the watch of his predecessor, Goodluck Jonathan. Here’s what he wrote, “The countless man hours that will be spent at petrol stations today, will reduce our productivity as a nation.This should not be so. – GMB”

But under his watch, he is yet to issue a similar statement, causing Nigerians to react to his inactivity on the matter.

Some even pointed out that Buhari found congratulating Wizkid and Davido over their music awards more important than commenting on the fuel crisis.

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While Oluseun Onigbingbe who is based in Ibadan said he had to buy fuel at N500 per litre more than three times the pump price, other motorists have had to part with an extra N1,000 or N2,000 to buy petrol at very congested and sometimes stagnant fuel stations.

Here are some tweets from Twitter on the fuel situation in Nigeria.

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