Viral video shows residents of Lagos lining up to buy cooking gas, Nigerians react to new prices
- Video of people waiting their turn to buy cooking gas in an undisclosed area of Lagos state has gone viral
- While the clip doesn’t necessarily mean there is a scarcity of the product in the state, it has sparked a conversation around its new high prices.
- Nigerians shared their experiences of how they had to pay almost double to fill a cylinder that was still half the current price
A video purported to show residents of Lagos State as they lined up for cooking gas drew widespread reactions on social media.
Posted by Tunde Ednut on Instagram, he claimed the incident happened in the state earlier in the week.
They waited patiently
In the clip, shoppers were at a gas station with their different sizes of bottles to purchase the product. Some of them even sat on the containers waiting for their turn.
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Captioning the video, the media personality asked people to leave comments and share if they are still experiencing a gas shortage in their area.
Watch the video below:
At the time of writing, the video has garnered hundreds of comments with nearly 20,000 likes.
Here are some of the reactions:
“Everything is rare in Lagos, actually in Nigeria in general. Only olosho not rare because you are doing well.”
“Mine is that this bean bag is now 100,000k!” “
“I used to fill my 8kg cylinder with 6k, now it’s 12k. “
“It’s a gas station I guess, maybe it takes a long time to fill up or am I wrong?” “
“Nawa ooo, can this country ever get better.”
“Omo this precious oil in now 7k to fill 12kg. Omo electric stove na gold now.”
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The price of diesel has increased
During this time, Legit.ng previously reported that things are likely to get more difficult for Nigerians as fuel traders have raised the price of automotive diesel, also known as diesel. The price has been increased to N320 per liter.
The price of diesel has jumped more than 40 percent so far this year from an average price of N 225 per liter in January.
As a result, many business owners have expressed concern that soaring diesel prices will force more companies to lay off employees amid rising energy costs.