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Nigerians are not having fun right now. The current fuel crisis has left many in the country stranded as most domestic flights have been cancelled. The situation is rather ironic, when you consider that Nigeria is one of the largest oil producers in Africa.
The heightened fuel scarcity comes days before the current government exits office, which has caused some speculation as to its response to the issue.
Nigeria is a country riddled with major power issues leaving the bulk of the population to rely on generators to not only power their businesses, but their lives as well. Now, the situation has become quite dire, as mobile operations, banks and most businesses might have to shut down due to the lack of fuel to power generators.
We hopped over to Twitter to see what Nigerians where saying about the current #fuelpocalypse. There have been prayers, deadpan scenarios and people needing to charge their devices.
See these tweets below:
— Victor Asemota (@asemota) May 25, 2015
— adewale adesanya (@coolwalls) May 24, 2015
#fuelpocalypse;MTN and airtel issues warning of network shutdown, I hope we know the enormity of a communication shutdown???
— adebayo ayobami (@bermic209) May 24, 2015
#fuelpocalypse GT bank sends notice to close all branches 1pm from today. Telecoms likely to follow. Will the hospitals also shut down?
— adebayo ayobami (@bermic209) May 25, 2015
Nigeria is currently in a hostage situation. The oil marketers have taken us hostage in their bid to get back at a woeful govt.
— Nairametrics (@ugodre) May 25, 2015
Lord we ask for creative wisdom for leadership in Nigeria to resolve the fuel crisis quickly in Jesus' name.
— Sam Adeyemi (@sam_adeyemi) May 25, 2015
We will be shutting down at 8.30pm today due to diesel shortage. We have to ration. We will be back on tomorrow. We will keep you updated
— THE BEAT 99.9FM (@THEBEAT999FM) May 23, 2015
With generators the primary source of power, many Data Centers in Nigeria could be shut down if the fuel crisis continues
— Travers Nicholas (@traversn) May 25, 2015
This fuel crisis in Nigeria is such a shame. The economic impacts are huge. Any comments by the FG?
— Editi Effiòng (@EditiEffiong) May 22, 2015
#Nigeria; The irony of Africa's biggest oil producer in absolute crisis thanks to an acute fuel shortage. Govt oil subsidies were a mistake.
— Elayne Okaya (@ElayneOkaya) May 25, 2015
Had to head down to the office for some device recharging pic.twitter.com/ssnIE8SI8h
— Mark Essien (@markessien) May 24, 2015
Image via Naija Diva Express