Nigeria’s Minister of State for Petroleum, Timipre Sylva, has rejected the increase in the price of petrol as announced earlier by the Petroleum Products Pricing Agency, PPPRA.
Sylva said neither he nor President Muhammadu Buhari had approved the decision to increase the retail price to N212 per litre.
The increase by the PPPRA late Thursday, contradicting the NNPC’s earlier assurance that the price of petrol would be maintained, sparked outrage across the country Friday.
The NNPC insisted its position had not changed and the PPPRA later deleted the post from its website.
He said the government could not have lied and called the PPPRA announcement “completely untrue”. He apologised for “distress and inconvenience, the unfortunate information might have caused.”Follow us on social media