Famous Nigerian artist and socio-political activist Charles Oputa, also known as Charly Boy, has raised alarm about President Bola Tinubu’s decision to eliminate fuel subsidies, claiming that the newly elected president has broken a record.
Remember that the president stated during his inaugural address on Monday that the subsidy would no longer be maintained.
Stakeholders have continued to express varied feelings about the development. While some congratulated the president for taking the risk, others believe the policy is arriving at the wrong time.
Charly Boy noted that Tinubu’s contentious remark about the subsidies had caused petrol prices to rise in some parts of the country.
In a tweet on his official Twitter handle, the entertainer wondered if those lauding the president on the move would not suffer the consequences.
He wrote, “Tinubu don break record within 24 hours after swearing-in. Fuel scarcity and fuel price have increased after announcing fuel subsidy removal. Day 1 hitting the ground running.
“The question is, are the BATIS going to buy this fuel in different prices from what We Buy??? We go soon learn”.