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Nigerians Urge DPR To Enforce Fuel Price Reduction

Channels Television  
Updated January 20, 2015

pump_priceThe Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), may have to move into the field and enforce compliance with the new pump price of N87 per litre.

As most service stations located in interior areas in Lagos and Ogun States are still selling petrol at 97 naira per litre in spite of Federal Government’s directives.

Those who offered to speak to us off camera explained that the product they have is the old stock, and so it therefore cannot be sold for N87 per litre.

The Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs Dieziani Allison-Madueke had announced a drop in the pump price of Premium Motor Spirit, popularly known as petrol from N97 to N87 due to the drop in global crude oil prices.

“As you may be aware, there has been a lot of volatility in the oil market in the past few months and due to this the importation prices of our petroleum products have been impacted.

“Therefore, with the approval and directive of Mr. President and by virtue of Section 6 clause 1 of the Nigerian Petroleum Act, it is my responsibility as Minister of Petroleum Resources to hereby announce a reduction in the pump price of Petroleum Motor Spirit (Petrol) from the current Ninety Seven Naira (=N=97) per litre pump price down to Eighty Seven Naira (=N87=) per litre pump price, effective from twelve (12) midnight Sunday, 18 of January 2015.

“Accordingly, I have directed the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) and the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) to ensure strict compliance of this price adjustment by all marketing companies”, she said.

The Minister gave the directive during a press conference at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Sunday, January 18.