The Minister of States for Petroleum, Timipre Sylva has rejected the rise within the value of petrol as introduced earlier by the Petroleum Merchandise Pricing Company (PPPRA).
Recall that after the Nigerian Nationwide Petroleum Company restated that the worth of petrol has not been elevated following an outcry the report incited, the PPPRA deleted the publish from its web site.
In an announcement launched afterward Friday March 15, Sylva averred that neither he nor President Buhari who’s the Minister of Petroleum Sources have accredited that the pump value of petrol be elevated by one naira.
He apologised for “misery and inconvenience, the unlucky info may need brought on.” The assertion learn;
Pricey Nigerians, you’re by now very conscious of the information trending that the federal govt has elevated the worth of petrol to N212.6 per liter.
No matter the supply of that info, I wish to guarantee you that it’s utterly unfaithful. Neither Mr. President who’s the Minister of Petroleum Sources, nor my humble self who deputise for him as Minister of State, has accredited that the pump value of petrol needs to be elevated by one naira. I might due to this fact urge you to ignore this deceptive info.
You’re all conscious that for the previous few months the govt. has been in session with organized labour to seek out the least painful possibility to reply to the worldwide rise within the value of crude, which in flip has inevitably led to extend within the value of PMS. It’s unthinkable that govt would unilaterally abandon these discussions and act within the method prompt by the knowledge below reference.
Cynicism and deceit have by no means been the trademark of the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
I wish to equally guarantee you that the engagement with organized labour and different stakeholders will proceed even because the calculations to reach at an affordable value regime are being executed; all in good religion, and you may be availed of the ultimate consequence on the acceptable time. Till then, all entrepreneurs are strongly suggested to take care of the present pump value of PMS earlier than the emergence of this unlucky info. Those that might wish to reap the benefits of this unlucky misinformation to extort Nigerians mustn’t give in to such temptation as there are regulatory mechanisms that govt can implement to guard its residents.
In conclusion, I wish to sincerely apologise to all Nigerians for any misery and inconvenience, the unlucky info may need brought on.