FG consulting on possible pump price reduction

Anthony Njoku

The Federal Government has declared that it has began consultations with relevant stakeholders on likely reduction of the pump price of petrol following global crash of fuel prices.

The Minister of State, Petroleum Resources, Mr Timipre Sylva, disclosed to news reporters.

Sylva clarified that no decisions had been taken to cut down the pump price, but consultations is going on currently.

“We are still consulting, we are still following it closely. Of course, usually, the product prices follow the crude oil price but we are still consulting, we will get back to you, please, be patient,” he stated.

As the the FG budgeted $57 for the 2020 budget, Brent crude sold for $34.50, crude prices have witnessed fall since January from the $60 it was when Buhari signed the N10.59tn budget into law in December.

However, the pump price of petrol has remained at N145 per litre despite reports by fuel import monitors that landing cost has also dropped lately.

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