JUST IN: FG denied hiking fuel price to N302 says Government’s position will be made known soon


Nigeria’s information Minister, Lai Muhammed.

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has vowed to talk with important divisions to explain federal government position on the contention encompassing the removal of fuel subsidy in 2022.

The place of Mohammed is coming against the setting of the new assertion by the Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, when he said that President Muhammadu Buhari never coordinated the removal of fuel subsidy.

This was revealed by Mohammed on Wednesday while briefing State House Correspondents after the virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting presided by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the State House.

The Vice President presided over the meeting while President Buhari who made a trip to The Gambia to witness the inauguration of the nation’s leader, Adama Barrow.

Mohammed clarified that he planned to start a reality tracking down cycle to decide the situation on the expulsion of oil appropriation following the declaration on Tuesday by Lawan, that President Buhari had not advised anybody to eliminate fuel endowment.

When requested to explain the issue since the 2022 spending plan has no sponsorship arrangement past June 2022, the priest said, “Concerning the evacuation of fuel appropriation, I figure you will give personal chance to talk with pertinent divisions and services and I will hit you up.”

Review that the Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, on Tuesday, said President Buhari affirmed to him that he has not guided anybody to eliminate fuel sponsorship, taking note of that administrators are stressed over the fomentations and fights the nation over on the matter, which provoked the conversation with the President.

Going further, he raised questions over claims that Nigerians consume 100 million liters of the Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) every day, crediting such degree of utilization to pirating exercises

The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed, had in October 2021, unveiled that the 2022 financial plan would make arrangement for petroleum endowment for the initial a half year alone.

As per her, this will be compelling for the period after which it is normal that the area would have been totally liberated.


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