Former Bayelsa lawmaker, Senator Ben Murray-Bruce has condemned the increase in the pump price of fuel to N212 per litre.
Naija News reports that the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) had announced the new increment on its website, stating that it was due to the market determinants and importation costs.
PPPRA fixed the lower band of the new fuel price at N209.61 per litre and the upper band at N212.61 per litre.
But the Nigerian National Petrol Corporation (NNPC) countered the announcement, insisting that there is no increase in fuel price in March.
In a tweet via his Twitter handle on Friday, Bruce Friday wondered why the Nigerian system develops government policies that believe in suffering the masses.
He stressed that now is not the time for Nigerians to be spending more on fuel amid oppressive economic factors.
His tweet read: “I still will not understand a system that believes in suffering for the masses as a government policy.
“Someone, please educate me. Nigerians shouldn’t be paying more for fuel at this time, amid low minimum wages and other oppressive economic factors.”
Meanwhile, the PPPRA has deleted a link holding the new prices of petrol, Naija News understands.
It was gathered that the controversial template which had caused a major backlash from Nigerians was previously accessible here: http://pppra.gov.ng/pms-guiding-price-for-march-2021/.
It was unclear whether pressure was mounted on PPPRA to delete the template to douse public outcry, a move that was not immediately clarified by officials.
Source: Naija News