Kate Henshaw, Tiwa Savage Express Dissatisfaction Over Petroleum Subsidy Removal
The hike in fuel prices and subsequent scarcity owing to President Tinubu’s announcement of fuel subsidy removal has irked the anger amongst some Nigerian celebrities.
Nollywood actress, Kate Henshaw is not pleased with the current situation. She channeled her anger and displeasure in a recent Twitter video, advising her 1.2 million followers, especially Nigerians, to restrict unnecessary movement and reduce transportation costs. According to her, “if you don’t have to go outside, please, there is no ‘we are outside’. No outside, go into your house and stay there.”
In another post, she admonished Nigerians:
In response to Henshaw, some of her followers provided some hilarious but thought-provoking feedback:
Meanwhile, in post on social media to her 16.9 million followers, award-winning singer, Tiwa Savage, bemoaned the return of gasoline shortage believed to have been caused due to President Bola Tinubu’s announcement. Savage, fresh from a trip to the tropics and gleam of Brazil, was greeted with fuel scarcity and the usual unreliable power supply in Nigeria.
“Literally less than an hour back in Naija and one of my car tyres gone,” she cried out on Instastory. “I’m logging off and going back to where I came from because…”
President Bola Ahmed Tinubu had, merely hours into his inauguration, revealed that there would no longer be a subsidy on petroleum since the current 2023 budget, which he inherited from the outgoing Mohammadu Buhari’s administration does not make any provisions for petroleum subsidy. The ensuing panic buying and hoarding that was necessitated as a result made some vendors to sell petrol at 4x the price, and this has taken its toll on many, celebrities included.