The fresh hike in the price of fuel announced on Tuesday came barely two months that President Bola Tinubu announced the removal of subsidy.

The Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL) increased the pump price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) popularly known as petrol to N617 per litre on Tuesday with mixed reactions from Nigerians.

Meanwhile, in Lagos, the outlets are allegedly selling between N650 to about N617.

In some other states, filling stations refused to sell to citizens and those selling are filled with long queues.

Reacting to this, Nigerians have been expressing their grievances online, particularly on Twitter. 

@wakawaka_doctor wrote, “1 litre of fuel is now 617 Naira. 50 litres of fuel is equal to the application fee for University of Vienna. Choose well”.

@FS_Yusuf_  stated, “Right now, you need almost 50K to fill up your car fuel tank. On this mandate I stand!”

@Elkrosmediahub wrote, “Proposed N8000 monthly for the ‘poor’, increased fuel price by over N100 per litre. By the time they are done with us, we would have realised elections have consequences.”

@Morris_Monye stated, “Naira to dollar is high. Naira to pounds is high. Fuel price is high. Groceries is high. Minimum wage and your salaries LOW. Politicians salaries very high.”