Fuel Scarcity: No planned price hike, says FG, queues spread
Written by Adewale Adeyemi on December 1, 2022
For the first time in weeks since the scarcity of Premium Motor Spirit, popularly called petrol, began, the Federal Government opened up and declared on Wednesday that there was no plan to increase the pump price of petrol, at least during the Yuletide season.
However, the government’s comments came amid a worsening and persistent fuel scarcity, which spread further on Wednesday across the country. Also, the cost of the commodity rose to as high as N285/litre in some filling stations in Abuja.
Meanwhile ,The Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority (NMDPRA) insists the Federal Government has no intention of increasing the price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) during the festive period.
The General Manager, Corporate Communications, NMDPRA, Mr Kimchi Apollo said this through an advisory which addressed speculations on the increase in price and availability of PMS.
The PUNCH had exclusively reported on Wednesday that the pump price of petrol could hit N400/litre at most filling stations before the end of this year, going by the continued scarcity of the product, according to oil marketers.