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‘Our profit too little’ – NNPC, marketers speak on final decision on ‘new’ fuel price in Nigeria

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The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) has re-echoed the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Limited that there is no plan to increase petrol pump prices.

Abubakar Maigandi, IPMAN president, gave this assurance while stressing that the current N600 and N630 per litre pump prices remain unchanged unless directed by NNPC.

The Nation reports that Maigandi also revealed that NNPC sells petrol to marketers at N568 per litre.

His words: “Yes, we make very little profit on what we sell now, but it is a sacrifice that everybody has to make in the interest of the country. “We have not received any of such instruction to increase price from NNPC who is the only importer of the product.”

There is no plan to increase petrol pump price Also speaking, Billy Gillis-Harry, the National President of the Petroleum Retailers Outlet Owners Association of Nigeria (PROOAN), confirmed the final decision on petrol prices.

Speaking on AriseTV, he noted: “If the government has said that they are not paying subsidy and allow petroleum products to rise from where it was about N480 to N630, there is a clear mandate that we cannot go beyond that and NNPC is managing to make that work. Let’s give them credit and give them kudos”

NNPC speaks on petrol prices

The NNPC recently reassured the public that the quoted N1,200 new petrol pump price in reports will not happen.

A statement from NNPC shared on its X account reads “NNPC Ltd. urges Nigerians to disregard unfounded rumours and assures that there are no plans for an upward review of the PMS price.

“Motorists nationwide are advised against engaging in panic buying, as there is presently ample availability of PMS across the country.”