President Muhamamdu Buhari has shut up his die-hard critics, by crashing the prices of fuel and cooking gas nationwide.
This disclosure was made by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, through its Spokesman, Ndu Ughamadu, on Sunday.
The NNPC said that the survey by oil and
gas forum, NNPC’s weekly TV programme, indicated that in the last few
weeks, the price of petrol has fallen steadily from N145 per litre to
between N142 and N143 per litre in some stations across the country.
He said the study showed that NNPC mega
and affiliate stations across the country, are selling the product for
N143 per litre, while the pump price range from between N142 and N145
per litre in some major and independent marketers in Lagos, Abuja,
Sokoto, Enugu, Delta, and other major cities.
of the respondents in the survey and a manager at an independent fuel
retail station in Abuja, Mohammed Abdullahi, said the station currently
sells petrol at N142 per litre in line with the prevailing market
situation in order to sustain the turnover of the business and to
attract more motorists to the station,” the statement read.
“Another independent marketer in Mosimi,
Emeka Ikechukwu, said the going ex-depot prices of PMS had dropped from
N138 per litre in most depots to N133.28 in NNPC depots and between
N130 and N131 per litre in private depots.
“However, the situation is slightly
different in Aba and Umuahia in Abia State and Calabar in Cross River
state where most independent fuel stations as well as major marketers
selling the product at N145 per litre.
“The survey also showed a similar trend
of a drop in price for cooking gas with the average price for refilling
5kg cylinder at N2,215.96 from the former price of N2,500.00.
“The study further revealed that states
with the lowest average price for the 5kg LPG refill were Kaduna and
Niger at N2,000; Kogi at N2,005.00; and Oyo at N2,033.33.”
“At the NNPC Mega and retail stations
nationwide, a 12.5kg of cooking gas that was sold for N4,500 a few
months ago is now sold for N3,800 while other retail outlets sell the
same quantity for N4,000,” he said.
“NNPC has sustained its interventions
through sustained improvement in the supply of the products and
remodelling of distribution channels to address sufficiency issues
across the country.”