Award-winning Nigerian singer, Tiwa Savage, has expressed her disappointment over the resurfacing fuel scarcity in the country. This comes after the recent announcement of the removal of subsidy by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
Tiwa Savage, who recently returned from Brazil where she went on holiday, expressed her frustration at the situation. She said that she came back home to fuel scarcity and an epileptic power supply. She also bemoaned the damage to one of her car tyres due to a bad road.
The ‘Koroba’ crooner took to her Instastory to express her concerns. She said that she is considering going back to Brazil because of the hardship in Nigeria. She wrote, “Literally less than an hour back in Naija and one of my car tyres gone. Other car now in the queue for fuel. Issue with electricity in my house. I’m logging off and going back to where I came from because…”
Tiwa Savage’s concerns are shared by many Nigerians who are currently experiencing the effects of the fuel scarcity. Long queues have formed at petrol stations across the country, with some stations even shutting down due to the unavailability of fuel.
President Bola Ahmed Tinubu had announced the removal of subsidy on petrol, which has led to an increase in the pump price of fuel. This decision has been met with mixed reactions from Nigerians, with some supporting it and others opposing it.
Tiwa Savage’s comments have sparked a conversation on social media, with many Nigerians sharing their own experiences of the fuel scarcity. Some have expressed their disappointment at the situation, while others have criticized the government for not doing enough to address the issue.
The fuel scarcity has also had a ripple effect on other sectors of the economy. Businesses that rely on fuel, such as transportation and manufacturing, have been affected, with some having to shut down temporarily.
The government has assured Nigerians that it is working to address the fuel scarcity and ensure that there is a steady supply of fuel across the country. However, many Nigerians remain skeptical, given the history of fuel scarcity in the country.
Tiwa Savage’s comments have once again highlighted the need for the government to address the issue of fuel scarcity and find a lasting solution to the problem. As one of Nigeria’s most popular and influential musicians, Tiwa Savage’s voice carries weight and could help to bring attention to the issue.
Nigeria has been grappling with various challenges, including insecurity, economic recession, and the COVID-19 pandemic. The fuel scarcity has added to the list of problems that Nigerians are facing, and it is important for the government to take decisive action to address the issue.