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Shortly after Bola Ahmed Tinubu was sworn in as the 16th president of Nigeria, he stated in his inaugural speech that his government has no intention of continuing with the payment of fuel subsidies. His pronouncement immediately led to fuel scarcity, long queues, and chaos across the country.
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Following the removal of the fuel subsidy on May 29 by President Bola Tinubu. Prices of goods and services have largely increased with several businesses struggling to keep the door open. GuardianTV stepped out today to check in with Nigerians to see if they've gotten used to the new normal and this was what they had to say.
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The removal of fuel subsidy and subsequent increase in fuel price from about NGN180 to NGN500 in June by the current administration hit businesses and individuals across Nigeria in no small measure. But as of today, prices of fuel have taken another drastic increase from NGN500 to over NGN700. Already, NNPC filling stations across the country have adjusted and started dispensing at NGN617.
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Nigerians, like Justice Ojah, have been converting their generators to run on gas after the West African country removed the popular fuel subsidy which saw the petrol price triple.
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