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No more Fuel Subsidy in Nigeria

The Federal Government of Nigeria announced subsidy on fuel has stopped effective January 1, 2012.
The Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) released the statement below on Sunday, January 1, 2012.
“Following extensive consultation with stakeholders across the nation, the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) wishes to inform all stakeholders of the commencement of formal removal of subsidy on Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), in accordance with the powers conferred on the agency by the law establishing it, in compliance with Section 7 of PPPRA Act, 2004. By this announcement, the downstream sub-sector of the petroleum industry is hereby deregulated for PMS. Service providers in the sector are now to procure products and sell same in accordance with the indicative benchmark price to be published forthnightly and posted on the PPPRA website. Petroleum products marketers are to note that no one will be paid subsidy on PMS discharges after 1st January 2012. Consumers are assured of adequate supply of quality products at prices that are competitive and non-exploitative and so there is no need for anyone to engage in panic buying or product hoarding. The PPPRA in conjunction with the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) will ensure that consumers are not taken advantage of in any form or in any way. The DPR will ensure that the interest of the consumer in terms of quality of products is guaranteed at all times and in line with international best practice. In the coming weeks, the PPPRA will engage stakeholders in further consultation to ensure the continuation of this exercise in a hitch-free manner.”
Popular reports claim 1 litre of fuel will be sold for 141 Naira because of the removal of fuel subsidy. What are you thinking?

One Response to “No more Fuel Subsidy in Nigeria”

  1. I don’t thing this very Jonathan mean well for Nigerians upon all we have been saying so far he still continued on his so call deregulation, somebody who failed us on his electionia campaign, no security, no light, nothing to bost of he only engaged on what we affect poor masses negatively if he and his cabinet wishes us well they’ll surely see it, but ortherwise nemesis will not forgive them.


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