A businessman named Adamu Salihu, who resides in Kano state, has lamented the hardship being faced by Nigerians following the increase in the pump price of petrol under the Government of Bola Tinubu.
The price of fuel moved from N195 per litre to N530 after Tinubu announced the end of subsidy in his inauguration speech on May 29, and hit N617 in Abuja and N620 in Kano, and some other states like Rivers N650 in the early hours of Tuesday, July 18.
Salihu stated that it is not what he and his family members expected to happen when they voted for the Tinubu-led government. He said he might be forced to take to crime and that he dropped his children out of school and they are now selling ‘Awara’.
The increase in petrol price has had a ripple effect on the cost of living, with prices of goods and services skyrocketing. Many Nigerians are struggling to make ends meet, and there is growing discontent with the government’s handling of the situation.
It remains to be seen what steps the government will take to address the issue and alleviate the suffering of its citizens. In the meantime, Nigerians like Salihu continue to hope for a better future.