We regret this, and the NUJ demands for an urgent reduction in gasoline prices

Jul 19, 2023 | Business | 0 comments

The Nigerian Union of Journalists, NUJ, has urged the government to reverse the higher review of PMS pump prices immediately.

Oil marketers announced a new national pump price on Tuesday.

Many petrol stations in the capital are selling the product for N620, up from NNPCL’s N537.

Stakeholders are protesting the burden put on people.

NUJ National Secretary Shuainu Usman Leman states that many Nigerians can no longer afford transit to work and business owing to the gasoline spike.

“The Nigerian Union of Journalists, NUJ, is worried by the lately announced rise in the pump price of the Petroleum Motor Spirit, PMS, to N617 per litre in Abuja and N568 in Lagos,” says.

“The development has already caused an exponential spike in transportation costs, with food costs increasing practically beyond the grasp of many locals, even as generator users are already moaning excessively under the current circumstances.

“While we support the intention to abolish the expensive gasoline subsidy, we advise against a fast implementation without mitigating measures to soften the searing impact.

“We are disappointed that most individuals can hardly get to work or other places of business without stress.

“We feel this decision is excessive and recommend that the situation be rectified immediately while suitable measures be reviewed and put in place to mitigate the impact on ordinary Nigerians”.

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