Nigeria Population Became 206 Million In Economic Hardship. During the campaign of General Muhammad buhari, he promised the Nigerians that the new pump price would be as low as N50, but it’s a pity that none of his promises came to pass.
The country has never been in its form since Muhammad buhari as appear as the President. Being a giant of Africa, there are some essential features that a country needs to possess; for instance, Libya is an African country with 6 million populations with five active refineries, the United States of America had 146 refineries, but let look at Nigeria we had none.
When Muhammad buhari became the president, there was an attempt to repair the refinery and make it function; in the process, the refinery ( the one in Kaduna) gutted fire. Since then, there had been no measure to make it work.
As a result, before Nigerian crude is exploited, it has to be exported and later re-imported; in such cases, the Citizens will always buy at exorbitant prices that is still what is being on the ground.
Thus every commodity became unaffordable due to the inflation that is caused by the pump price.
Today, the National Population Commission declared that Nigeria’s population had hit 206 million; what came into my mind immediately after I read about the figure is what essence of the rise when 75% of the citizens live under a dollar per day.
The Nigerian government needs to ponder on how they use punitive action against their citizens.
If a nation is increasing in size, and the citizens find it difficult to eulogies its leaders, such leaders must know that things are not working in favour of such citizens; what should be their next of actions is how to make things work, but in the case on Nigeria, things are getting worse daily.
Up till this moment, the decimation of lives and properties that occurred in Lagos state is still under denial; the federal government denied their involvement in the deadly carnage that happened against the citizens, and no one has been brought to book.
Worst of all, the soldiers prevented the loved ones of those citizens that were killed to come and carry them. Many of these Nigerian youths were dumped by the lagoons; the soldiers did not even look for a little place in a nearby cemetery to bury them.
Nigerians need to wake up from their slumber; much effort is required to be free in the hard of tyrannous leaders.