My new car is a museum piece laments how fuel price hike threatens a hardworking lady’s business and life.
By Veronica’s Daughter
My new car is a Toyota Tundra. I have driven this truck for 3 years.
The day this truck was given to me, my boyfriend kept saying…hope u know that this motor na 8 cylinder? No be ur old Honda CRV or Lexus 350 o!
I laughed. Ogbeni, gimme key.
My boyfriend doesn’t like trucks or even jeeps. He prefers salon cars. As tall as he is, over 6ft, he will fold himself into a saloon car with plenty leg room…
Me? Tomboy of the ages, my dream na to drive Dangote Truck. I will still do it.
I fuel my car because na my mobility and I dey use am transport my goods from park, to fair and deliver baby things for customers. The baby beds and wardrobes I sell, sometimes e no dey enter customer car. So, my truck is my baby…
I drive cross country. I speed, but with care. This Tundra is my spirit car.
The last time I bought a full tank was on 29 May, after dem say Fuel Subsidy is gone! I picked up my keys, drove and with N30,000, filled my tank, although I had some fuel.
I parked my truck because let’s face it, capacity is 100 litres, with fuel at 600 naira per litre. Who get N60k to fill tank? Where I dey go?
I started driving my second car, a Corolla which I hated because its low and e dey vex me.
If you have a Corolla…Jesus loves you. The fuel economy fit make u cry. My Tundra became a museum piece, only to be admired and taken out for special occasions or to carry load.
Las Las, the fuel went down to quarter tank. On Saturday, I say make I go NNPC full am.
With my heart in my hands, I said…fill up. The lady looked at me and said….
I said, “full am.”
Filled it with N50k plus😭😭
I was shaken.
Attended my event and went home.
Una never notice say over the weekend I quiet?
I feel lethargic, sad, pained, feverish. My head aches and I’m in pains.
N50k for fuel that if I drive my car normal, e no go last me all of 2 weeks?
As I come from church yesterday, I dey room, up till now
I’m still not feeling fine.
This is not a joke. I’m not laughing. How am I going to survive? N100k fuel monthly?
Abeg, how can I make money that will not vex God?
Look my face for this (cover) pic…I really no well. I use my last card buy fuel.