In the wake of the recent price hike of petroleum products in the country, the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA ) has directed that the NNPC filling stations are to sell fuel for lower than the N145 recommended price.
The statement reads:
“Statutorily enshrined in the PPPRA Act No 8, 2003, is the responsibility to moderate pricing for the Industry. In performing this role, the PPPRA commenced a petroleum products price modulation framework on the 1st of January, 2016, with the aim of ensuring a ‘fit-for-all’ approach that seeks to serve the interest of the Nigerian consumers, marketers and the economy,” the statement read.
“In furtherance of its mandate to ensure the efficient supply and distribution of petroleum products, the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency, (PPPRA), hereby announces, effective immediately that the new price band for PMS shall be at a maximum of N145/litre.
“However, NNPC retail stations on the outskirts of major cities are advised to sell at price lower than N145/litre. This was contained in a statement signed by Sotonye Iyoyo, acting executive secretary of the PPPRA.
“PPPRA is conscious of the difficulties that Nigerians have been going through in the last few months and to ameliorate this situation, we shall continue to modulate pricing in accordance with prevailing market dynamics thereby ensuring fair value to all citizens.”