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Buhari Reduces Petrol Price To N123.5 Per Litre

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Last night, the Buhari-led Federal Government announced the reduction of the price of petrol from N125/litre to N123.5/litre.

By this action, the petrol price has been reduced by N1.5 per liter.

The announcement was made by the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency. This came after a whole day meeting with stakeholders in the oil and gas sector in Abuja.

The announcement was made by Abdulkadir Saidu. He is the Executive Secretary of the PMS pricing regulator, PPRA.





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“Motor Spirit pump price hereby announces guiding PMS pump price of N123.50 per litre.

“The guiding price which becomes effective 1st April 2020. It shall apply at all retail outlets nationwide for the month of April 2020. PPPRA and other relevant regulatory agencies shall continue to monitor compliance to extant regulations for a sustainable downstream petroleum sector.”

It added, “Members of the public and all oil marketing companies are to be guided accordingly.”

The spokesperson for PPPRA, Kimchi Apollo, had told our correspondent at 7.30pm that stakeholders had been meeting on the new price since Tuesday morning.

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Officials from the CBN, NNPC, oil marketers and labour unions, among others, who constitute the petroleum products price modulation committee attended the meeting.





On March 19, 2020, a day after the Federal Government announced the pump price of N125/litre for petrol. The PPPRA declared that there was the possibility of a new price regime for the PMS beginning from April 1, 2020.

It explained that the N125/litre price might last till the end of March, as a new cost for petrol might be introduced on April 1.

Saidu had told journalists that the PPPRA would be undertaking a review of the PMS price and would announce a new price for the product on April 1 (today) if there were changes in the parameters used in determining the N125/litre pump price.





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