Buhari did not give order for the increase of fuel price – NNPC

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has said it did not meet President Muhammadu Buhari to demand for an increase in price of petrol to N150.

The corporation wrote on Twitter on Monday that it has to plans to increase the price of  premium motor spirit (PMS).

“NNPC is not empowered statutorily to tinker with the pricing template of petroleum products as erroneously reported in some dailies,” it wrote on Twitter.

“The price adjustment in NNPC downstream facilities from N141 – N145/l is still within the price brand of the N135 – N145/l approved by the PPPRA.

“NNPC assures marketers and motorists of its readiness to continue to be the supplier of last resort and ensuring energy security for Nigeria.

“NNPC also wishes to confirm the availability ‎of over 1.6 billion litres of PMS In-country that would last 45 days consumption.

“There was no time NNPC met the President to push for a hike in the pump price of petrol to N150 per litre.”

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