If you are a Nigerian or living around Nigeria, i am sure you may have heard of the recent fuel scarcity situation in the country which lasted weeks. It was so bad that some huge establishment had to come up to make some public announcement stating that they may interrupt service if the situation isn’t resolved soon.
One of the leading online retail shops, Kaymu.com had to conduct a survey and according to the results, 73% of Nigerians want to buy fuel online. This information was revealed by Tomiwa Oladele, head of Public Relations, Kaymu Nigeria.
She said, “For an online shopping community like Kaymu where buyers and sellers meet to conduct business transactions, the fuel scarcity impacted on us and our customers in a different way”.
“We noticed increased inquiries from members in our social media community as to whether we had fuel for sale”.
According to her, the company carried out a survey asking Nigerians whether they will buy fuel online if it wasn’t against the law.
She said, “We found 73% of respondents stating their readiness to purchase fuel online. This goes to show Nigerian’s frustration at the scarcity of fuel and their increased reception to online shopping and the lease of life it provides.”
We also came across a report on the internet where a Nigerian asked Jumia via their twitter handle if they’ve got fuel and a Jumia representative via same twitter handle, answered saying ‘No, we do not have fuel for sale’.
I really do not know how buying fuel online will work. I honestly do not think it will.