“The authorities must finally respond to longstanding demands by civil society and parliamentarians to investigate the fuel market chain and hold accountable all those involved in smuggling, hoarding and ‘subsidy scams’ — regardless of rank or status.”

Sanusi stated that the new administration must urgently create measures to protect the rights of people most affected by the removal of the fuel subsidies.

Since President Bola Tinubu announced, during his inaugural speech, that the government wasn’t going to pay for fuel subsidy again, the price of fuel has risen astronomically. Queues have returned to filling stations, with the cost of transportation rising by about 100 per cent.