Nigerians on Friday woke up to the news of increment in the retail price of petrol from N165 to N212.61 per litre.
In the petrol pricing template published on its website late Thursday, The Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) said the recommended retail price is between N209.61 and N212.61 per litre.
In February, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) ruled out an increase in the ex-depot price of petrol in March, saying it had enough stock to last for 40 days.
Petrol price hike triggers Twitter
The price hike has triggered outrage on social media platforms, especially on Twitter.
“Food prices before now have been out of reach for many Nigerians then you add #petrol price hike on top of it which will further drive up prices of things across board,” a Nigerian medical expert better known as Aproko Doctor tweeted.
Here is what some Nigerians are saying on Twitter.