Tuesday, 26 May 2015

FUEL CRISIS IN NIGERIA

Hello everyone,

I know it's been a while and it seems like I abandoned ship for almost one month now, however, I just have to take a break from blogging after the month long blogging challenge I got into for April. I never realized how tasking it would be. The reason for my sudden reappearance is nothing else but vent out my frustration. (Blogging helps me do that sometimes). Also, it wouldn't seem right to me if for the first time in my life, I was actively involved in Nigerian politics/electoral process and didn't see it through to the end. In other words, my reappearance is like a teaser. Kpele.

To start off, let's take a look at the nation 4 days to the handover ceremony. A picture is more than a thousand words and as such here is one such photo.

This is my city from my balcony. That little light is powered by a generator.

In the last 24 hours, many corporate bodies have issued warnings of an inability to function optimally should the current crisis continue. (photos of such warnings can be seen below). Some radio stations have shut down operations till further notice and so on.



Normally, I would have analyzed the whole situation for you,. How PDP is accusing APC (the incoming government) is sabotaging everything. How the so called transition committee is refusing to transition properly and waiting till May 28th, a day to the handing over, (who does that by the way). How people somehow want to blame Buhari the president elect for not handling this problems very well and even having to grant an interview where he said he doesn't believe in the subsidy (something he has always said by the way). Normally, I'd even write on how an oil producing country like Nigeria shouldn't have fuel crisis as one of its major problems at all.

No, none of that today. Today, I give you funny photos which Nigerians have used as a source of comic relief. Something I now realize has become a part of Nigerians when faced with stressful, near impossible situations. We did the same thing with Ebola, remember? Enjoy!

This is what the filling stations that have fuel look like these days












We got lucky though and the strikes, (plenty of them going on at the same time) have been called off. Hopefully, we look forward to a better and brighter future.

Cheers... 

12 comments:

  1. So nice to hear from you again. God bless!

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  2. What more do Nigerians expect from Jonathan? I thought APC propaganda can restore all things. Well, those are the pictures of realities of governance in when you try to fight corruption. Oil subsidy is another name for corruption. A new beginning and a great task for Buhari, maybe that's why he's in London to rest. baptism of fire?

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    1. We aren't asking more of Jonathan. There is a sense of hope for all Nigerians right now and I sincerely hope it's not dashed

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  3. Nice to have you posting again, Keren. I was starting to consider filing a missing persons' report with the police. :D

    It's a shame that the entire country could be held at ransom like this, but the experience is ultimately more eye opening than anything else. Here's hoping that the incoming APC government does not allow anything like this to happen again during its administration.

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    1. Lol to the missing person report.

      Amen to your second paragraph.

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    2. Hey Michael, still very much around, just busy with a lot of other stuff. Will be back soon.

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    3. That's good to know, Keren. Needless to say, we've missed you these past few months. I just wrapped up my 2015 in Review series over on my blog, and I gave you an honorable mention:

      http://www.michaelabayomi.com/2015/12/2015-in-review-looking-back.html

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  4. I hope the crisis is over by now.

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  5. Thank God the crisis is over. I hope this present government can help stabilize the price and availability of petroleum products in Nigeria.

    BTW, I love the pictures. Very funny and actually shows how serious the situation was.

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    1. Thanks, situation is under control now.

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