ABUJA – The Federal Government has formally announced that petrol will now sell for N145 per litre effective from May 11, 2016.
This is contained in a statement issued Wednesday night by Mr. Sotonye Iyoyo, the Acting Executive Secretary of the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency, (PPPRA), the agency saddled with the responsibility to moderate pricing for the Industry.
The statement reads: “In furtherance of its mandate to ensure the efficient supply and distribution of petroleum products, the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency, (PPPRA), hereby announces, effective immediately that the new price band for PMS shall be at a maximum of N145/litre. However, NNPC Retail stations on the outskirts of major cities are advised to sell at price lower than N145/litre.
“This review became imperative in the face of extreme difficulties faced by Petroleum Product Importers in sourcing foreign exchange. To meet the consumption demand of the Nation, Importers will henceforth be permitted to source for their foreign exchange requirements from the secondary sources.
“PPPRA is conscious of the difficulties that Nigerians have been going through in the last few months and to ameliorate this situation, we shall continue to modulate pricing in accordance with prevailing market dynamics thereby ensuring fair value to all Citizens.”