Nigeria govt reacts to alleged increasing of fuel price to N300
The Nigerian Government has said the pump price of petrol will remain N162 per litre, until it reaches an agreement with the Organised Labour for full deregulation of the downstream petroleum sector.
Chief Timipre Sylva, the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, stated this on Tuesday while speaking with reporters in Abuja.
According to the Minister, President Muhammadu Buhari will shed more light on the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) on Wednesday.
He however noted it is now constitutional for Nigeria to deregulate the oil and gas sector.
“I cannot give you a timeline now. But it is not going to be too long from now, because we have done quite a lot of extensive work.
“So we will keep it here at N162 within that band now for the time being but we are also in the time at the moment trying to work out to allow the deregulation to come to fruition,” Sylva said.
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