Nigerians still not happy with Goodluck’s offer, says no to #N97

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has announced that government will subsidize fuel prices and immediately would slash the prices to about $2.75 (£1.80) a gallon after nationwide protests and strike paralyzed the country last week.

Fuel prices in Nigeria before January 1, used to be about 65 naira (40 cents) per liter.

Goodluck in a broadcast message to the nation said that petrol prices would be reduced from N141 to N97. Protests in Nigeria began on January 2, and nationwide strikes on January 9, paralyzing the nation of more than 160 million people, with the main root cause of removal of fuel subsidy which led to an overnight doubling in the prices of fuel from $1.70 a gallon (45 cents a litre) to at least $3.50 a gallon (94 cents a litre). The costs of food and transportation also largely doubled in a country where most people live on less than $2 a day.

But the protests don’t seem to end here. Nigerians don’t seem to be satisfied with the Goodluck’s partial roll back on fuel subsidy. Since the time, reduced fuel prices to N97 were announced there seemed to be a certain level of discontentment amongst Nigerians as #N97 has been heavily trending on twitter. We did a small compilation about what people have to say.

Some tweeples had their interesting calculations as to how did N97 figure arrive!

Few pinpointed to GEJ in specific

 

 

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