President Muhammadu buhari has been attacked massively on twitter as he compares Nigeria’s Fuel Price To that of Saudi Arabia’s on his Independence day address.
President Muhammadu Buhari Independence day Address On Fuel Price
He said on his Independence Day Address, “In the circumstances, a responsible government must face realities and take tough decisions.
Petroleum prices in Nigeria are to be adjusted. We sell now at N161 per litre.
A comparison with our neighbours will illustrate the point;
a.Chad which is an oil producing country charges N362 per litre
b.Niger, also an oil producing country sells 1 litre at N346.
Ghana, another oil producing country, petroleum pump price is N326 per litre.
Further afield, Egypt charges N211 per litre. Saudi Arabia charges N168 per litre. It makes no sense for oil to be cheaper in Nigeria than in Saudi Arabia.”
President Muhammadu buhari has been criticized heavily as some twitter users said, he is not suppose to compare Saudi Arabia’s fuel Price to Nigeria’s because Saudi Arabians are being paid 300,000 naira minimum wage per month.
Minimum Wage in Saudi Arabia: 3000 Riyal = 305,805 Naira
Minimum Wage in Nigeria = 30,000
And your “president” says “alaye double your hustle, no be your mates dey pay?”
— 9jaSavage ✞ ✞ (@iam__remy) October 1, 2020
Minimum wage is Saudi Arabia is 3000 riyals and that’s over N300,000 sir. It makes sense to charge N168 per liter there but in Nigeria, minimum wage is N30,000. Does it make sense to charge N161 per liter?? https://t.co/KjYVWHd7BS
— The Hair Plug (@Msmenalicious) October 1, 2020
Moreover in Saudi Arabia they dont need to buy Fuel for Generator bcos they have 247 power supply..So the comparison is irrational
— Tweet Air (@densmall90) October 1, 2020
Today, buhari justified his oil price surge by citing Saudi which charges N168 and said “It makes no sense for oil to be cheaper in Nigeria than in Saudi Arabia.”
But he forgot to mention that the minimum wage in Saudi is R3,000 which is N305,126.
Pay N305,126. We’ll pay N168.
— Bulama Bukarti (@bulamabukarti) October 1, 2020
Nigeria’s Fuel price is N161 per liter and they have a problem with that because Nigerians are being paid 30,000 naira minimum wage.
Nigerians can’t cope with the fuel Price because, they are not earning enough.