Popular political activist, Reno Omokri has advised Nigerians to buy bicycles or trek if they are unable to afford the new prices for fuel.
There has been chaos in Nigeria after the prices of fuel shot up more than 60% in the space of 24 hours after President Bola Tinubu announced the removal of subsidies on fuel.
After the announcement was made by Bola Tinubu, fuel station dealers increased the prices of fuel and also hoarded their petroleum products.
After the prices of fuel were increased, some celebrities have taken to their pages to complain bitterly.
Celebrities like Timaya, Tiwa Savage, Speed Darlington, and others. Speed Darlington called for a referendum after he bought 5 liters of fuel for N5000 at a fuel station.
In reaction to the ongoing saga, Reno Omokri has advised Nigerians who cannot afford the new fuel prices to trek or buy bicycles and use them for their daily activities.
Taking to his social media page, he wrote:
“I just returned from Ghana. They are an oil-producing nation, like Nigeria. Yet, they don’t have cheap petrol like Nigeria. Petrol (Premium Motor Spirit) in Ghana is GH₵13.2 per liter at the official rate, which is ₦550. Ghana does not subsidize petrol. That is why they have enough money left to put other things in place, like power plants for 24/7 uninterrupted electricity, good schools, and hospitals, etc.
“We can’t be pissing away our national wealth on an unsustainable fuel subsidy, which is mainly consumed by city dwellers who have multiple cars, and be surprised why we have infrastructural deficits.
“Lagos, Kaduna, and Abuja now have trains and commercial buses. Other states should follow suit. Nigerians who cannot afford the new fuel prices should be encouraged and helped by the government to acquire environmentally friendly alternatives, like bicycles.
“And let us trek some more. It is even good. Our population is exploding. We have one of the fastest-growing populations on Earth. Our population is growing faster than our economy. If we are too busy walking from point A to B, we will also be too busy to make babies we have challenges raising.”
See his post below;
I just returned from Ghana. They are an oil-producing nation, like Nigeria. Yet, they don't have cheap petrol like Nigeria. Petrol (Premium Motor Spirit) in Ghana is GH₵13.2 per litre at the official rate, which is ₦550. Ghana does not subsidise petrol. That is why they have…
— Reno Omokri (@renoomokri) June 2, 2023