The Federal Government has stated that there is no plan to increase the pump price of Premium Motor Spirit In June.
This assurance was given by the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva on Friday. Sylva said it was necessary for him to make the clarification because of the reported resolution of the Nigerian Governors Forum to increase the pump price of petrol.
The statement read, “Once again, it has become necessary to assure Nigerians that despite the huge burden of under-recovery, the Federal Government is not in a hurry to increase the price of Premium Motor Spirit (petrol) to reflect current market realities.
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“The current price of petrol will be retained in the month of June until the ongoing engagement with organized labour is concluded.
“In this regard, I would like to strongly urge petroleum products marketers not to engage in any activity that could jeopardize the seamless supply and distribution system in place.
“I also urge members of the public to avoid panic buying because the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has enough stock of petroleum products to keep the nation wet” he said.