Nigerians lament as national grid collapses, diesel, aviation fares increase


President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration has been termed a ‘pandemic’ as the national power grid collapsed amid diesel and fuel price increases in the nation.

In the past few months, the plight of Nigerians has heightened as the price of diesel increased to N700/N800 per litre, fuel scarcity lingers despite the lack of electricity supply.

Students are not left out in the suffering as the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, extended its strike for another two months.

Allen Onyema, the Chief Executive Officer of Air Peace, also revealed that Nigerians will pay N85,000 for flight tickets despite the new deal between oil marketers and the Airline Operators of Nigeria.

Nigerians took to social media to express disappointment in a government that promised change but ended up worsening the economy.

They demanded that Buhari finds a permanent solution to the national grid collapsing every quarter, ASUU strike, petroleum products scarcity as well as restoring the economy.

Here are some of the comments gathered from Twitter;

@Cchukudebelu “How many times have we had a “total system collapse of the National Grid” this year? This is the “Federal Republic of Institutionalized Incompetence, A nation in terminal decline.”

@Anthony_Fedora “It’s the year 2022 and the price of petroleum products has skyrocketed, fuel scarcity across the nation, devastating loss of human lives and properties, the same government that shot citizens during EndSars protest and today, the national grid has collapsed completely. The Buhari pandemic.”

@Nefertiti “Electricity Generation is at an all-time low since 1999. Blackout in major cities is biting. National Grid slumped to 1,320 Megawatts since February. How much did Buhari spend on Electricity Generation in 7+ years? Airlines will shut down in three days. NNPC won’t give them a license to import JetA1. Buhari is Petroluem Minister, London Branch. JetA1 fuel is N670. Abuja-Gombe flight stop at Kano to refuel. One leg flight is N50K. At N210, fuel is still scarce. No light, National Grid has collapsed.”

@Timi_Toye “In the history of Nigeria, things have never been this bad to be honest. The national grid has collapsed, 8th week of fuel scarcity, airlines shutting down due to no aviation fuel, ASUU going on strike, police to embark on strike, and our president is not even in the country nor bothered.”

@Olumuyiwa “Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, Vice President at a time where we’re only recovering from eight weeks of fuel queues, facing a collapse of the national grid and a 2 month-long ASUU strike says he’s running for President to change things. Naija Na comedy.”

@Islimfit “The National Grid in Nigeria collapses almost every quarter. Is it held by the tip of a thread? Even Ukraine with all the bombing and shooting still has light.”

@Oserume1 “7 years of APC, the national grid is still collapsing. I thought Fashola has solutions to fix power? Audio fixing, audio solutions!

@IamTheIroko “No fuel in the land, no diesel, no aviation fuel, incessant national grid collapse, insecurity at its peak, economy paralysis, ASUU strike, epileptic health care, no roads, highest inflation and the man who is the head of the economic team with such a record wants to be President.”

@FS_Yusuf “This government can’t continue to announce to us that National Grid is collapsing, almost every quarter. In a year, the National Grip would collapse more than 3 to 4 times. What is that impossible technical issue that can’t be fixed once and for all? What kind of a country is this!

@BabayodeAdebayo “Is it every day National Grid Collapse in Nigeria! we should change this is getting too much to bear no fuel no light no Dessel and some group of people are happy the way masses are going through this God will Judge every accordingly.”

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