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Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, Ministry of Petroleum Resources denies reports on plans to Increase fuel price


Ministry of Petroleum Resources denies reports on plans to Increase fuel price

The Ministry of Petroleum Resources has denied reports that there are plans to increase the pump price of petrol. In a statement released by the ministry's Director of Press, Idang Alibi, he said the report making the rounds on social media is false. Read the statement below
"Our attention has been drawn to publications making rounds on traditional & social media alleging that the HMSPR Dr. Ibe Kachikwu dropped a hint of an impending fuel price increase during the Joint Senate and House of Representatives Committee hearing on fuel scarcity in Nigeria.
The Ministry of Petroleum Resources would like to categorically state that the Honorable Minister of State, Petroleum Resources all through his presentations at the hearing, neither mentioned nor insinuated the need or plans by the FG to increase the current pump price of PMS.
It would be expedient to note that that the Presidency has set up a special committee to identify the immediate and remote causes of the fuel scarcity with a view to finding both immediate and long lasting solutions to the challenge.
The Committee has been in rounds of deliberations in the past few days and these discussions are still ongoing. The final decisions and recommendations from the Committee would be passed on to the President and Commander-In-Chief for approval.
The general public and indeed stakeholders in the Oil and Gas sector are by this statement urged to disregard any such report of a price increase. One of such is as reported by The Nation news.
Further information and communiqué on the resolutions would be communicated as and when due. Idang Alibi Director of Press Ministry of Petroleum Resources.

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