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NNPC Clarifies Hike In Petrol Pump Price

Following the return of a long queue to some filling stations, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, has cleared the air over the rumoured hike in petrol pump price.

According to the Corporation, there is no plan to increase the petrol pump price, for May. The NNPC Group Managing Director, Mele Kyari, confirmed that the petroleum sector regulator has no plan to increase the ex-depot price.

Kyari revealed this after a closed-door meeting with the National Association of Road Transport Owners and the Petroleum Tanker Drivers in Abuja.

EveryEvery.ng gathered that Kyari held the meeting convened with the unions amid the industrial action by the tanker drivers over the issues bordering on the increase of compensation for their members.

Meanwhile, given the outcome of the closed-door meeting, the tanker drivers had decided to resume operation.

Hike In Petrol Pump Price

The NNPC Boss charged the union to expedite action to ensure that fuel queues do not resurface across the country.

He added that the Corporation had assured the National Association of Road Transport Owners and the Petroleum Tanker Drivers that the NNPC would resolve the underlining issues they raised within a week.

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