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Renowned Nigerian socio-political activist, Charles Oputa, widely known as Charly Boy, has voiced his opinion on President Bola Tinubu’s swift action after his inauguration, which has allegedly resulted in a record-breaking development within 24 hours.
Charly Boy’s statement comes in response to the recent announcement by President Tinubu regarding the removal of fuel subsidy in his inaugural speech on Monday.
President Tinubu declared that the subsidy on fuel would no longer be sustained by the government. However, just a few hours after the announcement, reports emerged of long queues forming at various filling stations across the country, with some reportedly selling fuel at exorbitant prices of N600 and N500 per liter.
This sudden surge in fuel prices has sparked widespread outrage among Nigerians, who have expressed their frustrations over the subsequent increase in transportation costs and the overall impact on their daily lives.
Taking to Twitter to voice his concerns, Charly Boy lamented that Tinubu’s controversial statement on fuel subsidy removal had led to an immediate spike in fuel prices nationwide. The veteran singer questioned whether the supporters of Tinubu during the campaign would be immune to the consequences of his recent policy decision.
In his tweet, Charly Boy wrote,
“Tinubu don break record within 24 hours after swearing-in. Fuel scarcity and fuel price have increased after announcing fuel subsidy removal. Day 1 hitting the ground running. The question is, are the BATIS going to buy this fuel in different prices from what We Buy??? We go soon learn.”
Charly Boy’s remarks reflect the growing discontent and frustration among Nigerians who are grappling with the consequences of the fuel subsidy removal. As fuel prices continue to soar, citizens are left questioning the impact this will have on their daily lives and whether the promised benefits of the policy change will be realized.