Nigerians have been assured by the ruling party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) that the pump price of petrol will not be increased in the near future.
This assurance was given by the secretary of the APC Caretaker and Extra-Ordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), John Akpanudoedehe at an event organised by the party’s professionals forum in Abuja.
The event which was held at the party’s national secretariat was to showcase the achievements of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration.
According to NAN report, Akpanudoedehe, who represented Mai Mala Buni, chairman of the caretaker committee, thanked the forum for enlightening Nigerians on the achievements, programmes and policies of the administration.
“Another thing we have achieved which is recently is the issue in the pump price of petroleum, the party said no to it,” Akpanudoedehe said.
“It doesn’t matter the circumstances, the party say the time is not ripe, that is the position of the party and they listened.”
He assured the forum that the APC leadership will continue to partner with it, adding that Buhari is a listening president.
“Many of the things you complained about, he already knows, once you bring anything or those issues before him, he will take it with commitment,” he said.
Minister of state for petroleum resources, Timipre Sylva in February requested Nigerians to get ready to bear the pains of increased petrol pump price as crude oil prices leap above $60 per barrel.
The NNPC in March stated that it would maintain the current ex-depot price of petrol until the end of negotiations with organised labour.
Speaking on Monday, the group managing director of NNPC, Mele Kyari said there will be no increase in the ex-depot price of petrol in May.