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FG tenders an apology to Nigerians over the confusion surrounding the latest fuel price increment



The federal government of Nigeria has tendered an apology to Nigerians on Friday over the confusion surrounding the most recent gas value increment.

Talking on the groundbreaking for the Rungas composite cylinder manufacturing plant in Alaro Metropolis Free Zone, Epe, the Minister of State for Petroleum Sources, Mr Timipreye Sylva, apologized to Nigerians explaining that it was a mix-up.

He urged Nigerians to ignore the rise.

In the meantime, the Petroleum Merchandise Pricing Regulatory Company, PPPRA, has declared that its publication of month-to-month template, doesn’t quantity to rising the value of petroleum merchandise, as such will increase are alleged to be decided by market forces, below the present deregulation of the sector.

In a press release obtained by Vanguard, Friday, Government Secretary, PPPRA, Abdulkadir Saidu, acknowledged:

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“The eye of the Petroleum Merchandise Pricing Regulatory Company (PPPRA) has been drawn to speculations in regards to the elevated pump value of PMS.

“The PPPRA by this launch needs to state clearly that the Guiding Costs posted on our web site was solely indicative of present market traits and don’t translate to a rise within the pump value of PMS. Nonetheless, publications by the media to this impact have been misconstrued and thus deceptive.

“The Company needs to remind most of the people of the introduction of the Market-Based mostly Pricing Regime for PMS Regulation 2020 as gazetted by the Federal Authorities. Based mostly on this regulation, costs are anticipated to be decided by market realities according to the dictates of market forces.”

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He acknowledged: “One of many situations for the implementation of the Market-Based mostly Pricing Regime for PMS Regulation 2020 is the month-to-month launch of Guiding Worth to mirror present market fundamentals.

“The PPPRA according to its mandate to keep up fixed surveillance total key indices related to pricing coverage, displays market traits every day to find out Guiding Costs.

“The Company isn’t unaware of the challenges with the availability of PMS as a result of some issues main NNPC to be the only real importer of PMS. PPPRA can be aware of the present dialogue occurring between the federal government and the Organised Labour on the deregulation coverage. Whereas session with related stakeholders is ongoing, PPPRA doesn’t repair or announce costs and subsequently there isn’t a value improve.

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The present PMS value is being maintained whereas consultations are being concluded.”

He added: “Although market fundamentals for PMS up to now few months indicated upward value traits, the pump value has remained the identical and we’re at present monitoring the state of affairs throughout stores nationwide.

Whereas assuring the general public of satisfactory merchandise provide as the typical PMS Day-Sufficiency as of March 11, 2021, is over 35 days, the PPPRA pledges to proceed to carry out its statutory operate in making certain that the downstream sector stays vibrant in addition to help each authorities and members of the general public.”

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