Afrobeat singer Tiwa Savage has expressed her frustration over the escalating fuel prices and the scarcity of fuel in Nigeria. The singer, who recently returned from Brazil, was taken aback by the situation, which has worsened in the past 48 hours following the inauguration of President Tinubu.
Savage is not alone in her outcry. Other celebrities, including Timanya, Tacha, and Speed Darlington, have also voiced their concerns, accusing fuel station owners and dealers of hoarding fuel. The situation has become so dire that Savage, who experienced a car tire loss and another car stuck in a fuel queue, has expressed her intention to return to Brazil.
This crisis is not unique to Nigeria. Across the globe, fuel prices are surging. In the United States, the average price of a gallon of regular gasoline has risen to $3.13, up from $3.05 a month ago, according to AAA. Similarly, gas prices rose nearly 3 cents a gallon in AAA’s daily reading, marking the biggest one-day hike in nearly four months.
Experts warn that the situation may worsen, with some predicting gas prices to reach $4 by March. This global fuel crisis poses a significant challenge to economies worldwide, affecting not only the common man but also celebrities who are using their platforms to bring attention to the issue.
As the world grapples with this crisis, it remains to be seen how governments and relevant authorities will respond to alleviate the situation. For now, the voices of discontent continue to rise, echoing from the bustling streets of Nigeria to the far reaches of the globe.