The Former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, and Shehu Sani, former Kaduna Central Senator, have reacted to the increase in petrol price to N151.56 per litre.
Recalls that the Pipelines and Product Marketing Company (PPMC), a subsidiary of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC on Wednesday announced the increment.
The new price takes effect from September 2, 2020. Reacting in a tweet via his official Twitter account on Wednesday, Fayose lamented that the increment was an added burden on Nigerians amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Petrol is now N151.56. The increment was made when other countries are adopting measures to reduce the effects of COVID-19 lockdown on their citizens.
“Just in case those who led the Save Nigeria protests across Nigeria during the PDP govt of Jonathan are not aware. I warned.”
On his part, Sani wrote: “What’s going up; Foreign loans, Electricity tariff, Fuel pump price, Cost of Data, Cost of Rice, VATs, Tuition fees, Cost of living; What’s going down; Value of the Naira, Foreign reserve.”