Renowned singer and songwriter Paul Okoye, also known as Rudeboy, has voiced his reaction to the alarming increase in fuel prices, reaching a staggering N617 per litre nationwide.

Yesterday, on July 18th, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Limited (NNPCL) announced a pump price adjustment from N539 per litre to N617 per litre, citing market realities as the reason behind the decision.

In response to the skyrocketing fuel prices, Paul Okoye took to social media to express the harsh reality faced by citizens, likening it to a “Shege-A-Thon” – a play on words combining the popular “thon” trend and the Nigerian slang term “Shege,” which expresses frustration or outrage.

Check out his post below…

The post has sparked a range of reactions from Nigerians, highlighting their concerns and frustrations regarding the fuel price hike.

One social media user, papi_demillie, commented, “Every aspirant for the last election said they would remove fuel subsidy. The candidate who won removed it. Now, you want to start hamstringing him? If your favorite had won and also removed the subsidy, and fuel prices increased as they will, would you have the same energy for this post or possibly solicit that things will get better?”

While the post has generated diverse opinions, it reflects the ongoing sentiment among Nigerians who are grappling with the repercussions of the fuel subsidy removal and the subsequent rise in fuel prices. Many citizens are emphasizing the need for solutions such as the establishment of local refineries, improved security, increased investor confidence, and a commensurate wage scale.

As Nigerians collectively navigate the challenges brought about by the escalating fuel prices, the nation seeks ways to address the economic impact and work towards sustainable solutions that will benefit its citizens in the long run.

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