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” We are mentally drained. exhausted”- Nigerians lament as price of diesel skyrocket

Fuel pump at Petrol Station. Diesel Pump.

Nigerians have taken to social media to lament about the alarming increase in the price of diesel. While some fuel stations sell at N750 per litre, other Nigerians claim they buy as high as N1200 to N1500.

Some Twitter users say their companies are considering shutting down due to the increase in the commodity.  This comes as the National grid collapsed again on Tuesday causing blackout in some states.

@kechilauren wrote ”We went from using 240,000 naira per month to 450,000 naira per month on diesel alone for the factory. This doesn’t even include the estimated EKEDC bill we get. It makes no sense. Nigeria doesn’t make sense.”

@jaymikkydr wrote ”We went from 500,000 per week on diesel to 1.2 million per week. My boss called on urgent meeting to know if we can continue or just close down.”

@mz_wakiki wrote ”Kechi I am mentally drained. I have a factory and store front, imagine how much I had to spend in the last weeks. Sales have also dropped drastically. I’m exhausted.”

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