The pain, suffering and financial loss people have been experiencing since this long standing fuel scarcity began has been horrible.
People now spend a large chunk of their day on queues in filling stations, waiting to get fuel at almost double or triple the normal price; bus fares have tripled, and businesses are running at a loss on a daily basis. Filling stations do not even sell as much as the customers want and they even refuse to sell in kegs in some instances.
The electricity situation is not helping matters, as citizens have been lamenting over poor power and high electricity bills. Right now, it is difficult to get an Uber, and if you are lucky to find one, the rates have almost quadrupled.
Celebrities like J Martins and Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde are some of the stars that have spoken out about the difficulties being faced during this period.
Nigerians have also gone on twitter to express their plight as the fuel scarcity persists.
See the tweets below.
No fuel,no light, what can person use Nigeria for? The green passport sef is not fine?
— kay (@Sirkizmartini) April 5, 2016
A country where d Average class is nw poor nd d Rich r nw Average class.No fuel,hike in bus fare nd no water cuz there’s no lite 2 pump…?
— TEEKAY (@Cute4rmBirth) April 5, 2016
No fuel no light no jobs no money our president no send us,we voted for suffering #EndFuelCrisisNow
— sanusi lekan (@sanlek25) April 5, 2016
@MBuhari should know that as the minister of Petroleum, he has failed woefully.
What’s going on?
No power supply, No fuel to run anything!
— Don Chigy (@cece4real) April 5, 2016
#nigeriamuststrike no fuel no lyt no water no money for town everything cost,O God were is nigeria moving too
— micheal seun (@mykelvelli_7529) April 5, 2016
No Fuel to run most manufacturing processes, manufacturers r suffering
Consumers r suffering also as to price hike
— flashy prince (@flashyjack) April 5, 2016
No Fuel No youth empowerment No light No manners at all even all this old men dy lie then what will the young ones do
— ®Gentleblessed♥™ (@Gentleexponent) April 5, 2016
No light, no fuel, no economic policy …Rome was not built in a day we know but this can’t be the foundation #ChangeOnMyMind
— Jamal (@j_akanchawa) April 5, 2016
There is no light to pump water, we still can’t use our generator to pump water because there is no fuel, so what do we do with our toilets?
— Miz Cazorla (@MizCazorla) April 5, 2016
No fuel in this country, Nigerians are queueing for two days for fuel that they will use up in less than that. This is such a sic joke. 🙁
— Charles Isidi (@i_am_pixelhub) April 5, 2016
When the Petrol tanker is out of Diesel, you will now understand why there is No Fuel pic.twitter.com/nUyByyuC5L
— Saro Phimia (@sarophimia) April 5, 2016
Wit no fuel + no light stress I doubt it’s possible 4 awon fitfam to strictly follow their meal plan. U nd sm junk food 4 dis depression yo!
— ik b-ice udobi (@ucantbice) April 5, 2016
No power /light , no fuel
Yet PMB is traveling up n down
If only I ve D power I’ll jux force him n resign and mak him minister of tourist
— Eze SmoR D mini god (@iamezesmor) April 5, 2016
No fuel yet we still borrow money to pay our way to work. When will this madness end
— 50 Shades Of Nate (@ThaRealPaperboi) April 5, 2016
— Faith Dafe Joseph (@FabReke) April 5, 2016
When GEJ had no fuel he said APC was sabotaging him. Now Buhari has no fuel and says PDP squandered it. Who Nigeria go blame Biko?
— Chilli RosemaryAjuka (@AjukaRosemary) April 5, 2016
Even the breeze that is free sef no dey
— Victor K. Terhemba (@inkredibleSMOG) March 27, 2016
Angel Gabriel & Michael.
How far nau?
Reduce the volume of the Sun na!
No light, no fuel this side.
Or Gebu, some rain na!
— Olumuyiwa Olumide. (@MrEnclave) April 5, 2016
WE ARE USED TO COPING WITH THE SITUATION. THE SITUATION IS BEYOND US NOW. #FB
— olorisupergal (@OloriSupergal) April 5, 2016
The people that were trekking for buhari when he won were just preparing for the future
Now you have to trek cos no fuel
— rebel (@obexxy_) April 5, 2016
The present state of Nigeria?
We deserve award jor? ? pic.twitter.com/9fToXalm5D
— Kemi Ariyo (@d_problemsolver) April 5, 2016
Someone said buhari is traveling from one country to another to charge his fones cus no light no fuel ????? maybe ooo??
— Edo-Wizard (@davidoghe) April 5, 2016
No fuel = No light
No light = no TV
No TV = no way to distract toddler = toddler calling mummy x 1000
Kuku kill me
— ‘Lade (@diaryofanewmum) April 5, 2016
No light, No fuel, No water all at once..in Buhari’s time..he deserves an award….kia where did we Nigerians go wrong biko?
— Osu Ada Beverly (@beverly_Osu) April 4, 2016
Was gonna write song oh.. No fuel for Gen ? https://t.co/RIT0zFWgxO
— Yung denzL (@MI_Abaga) April 3, 2016
Welcome to lagos where everyone is suffering and smiling. No fuel. No light. No love. Chai
— Emma Nyra (@EmmaNyra) April 2, 2016
Nigeria needs to pick a struggle. If there’s no fuel, at least give us power
— Zii (@Ada_zii) April 2, 2016
The standard of living keeps rising, how do we survive this no fuel, no light
— Toke Makinwa (@tokstarr) April 1, 2016
We have Light.
No Fuel scarcity.
Low Cost of Living
Buhari is working.
— JAGABAN (@UNCLE_AJALA) April 1, 2016
BellaNaijarians, how are you coping with the fuel situation? Or do you know any filling station that is selling into keg/jerrycan? ?