As 2023 General Election approaches, Nigerian are joining three queues to survive this period.
1. Queue for fuel
Nigerians have continued to lament the hardship caused by the scarcity of petroleum products across the country as businesses and households that depend on generators for power supply groan in darkness.
In recent weeks, motorists across Nigeria have had a hard time getting petroleum products just as commuters continue to lament the ripple effects of the scarcity as a result of skyrocketed transport fares in major cities.
2. Queue for PVC
Across the country, anxious Nigerians have been heading to offices of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to pick up their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs).
The experience, however, has meant different strokes for different folks, with some decrying sheer frustration while others have commended the electoral umpire.
3. Queue for new naira notes
Barely one week to the January 31 deadline for old 1000, 500 and 200 naira notes to cease to be legal tender in Nigeria, the scarcity of the redesigned new banknotes is persisting, especially in remote communities across the country.
Frank Talk Now gathered that ATMs and markets in some local communities in Lagos and Abuja found that most ATMs in the various areas are still dispensing the old naira notes and about 95 percent of transactions are still done with the old notes.
During a visit to Bwari community, Dutse, in Bwari Local Government Area Abuja, and Kabusa district, cash in circulation were still the old notes.
In Bwari, ooonly one ATM was dispensing new notes, with a consequential crowd of anxious bank customers, waiting in queue to withdraw new notes