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Petroleum Marketers Defy Directive on N87 Pump Price



Petrol Station Strike Bella NaijaOn Sunday it was announced that the price of petrol has been reduced to N87 per litre as opposed to the old pump price of N97 per litre (click here if you missed it), however, Correspondents of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) who monitored the petroleum supply situation in Sokoto on Monday and Tuesday reported that the commodity was being sold for between N97 and N110 per litre.

It was also observed that the situation was the same at most of the major and independent petroleum marketers’ filling stations. NAN also observed that the NNPC mega stations on Gusau Road, like several others located in the town, were closed.

Ibrahim Musa, a petrol attendant at Mobile filling station, told NAN “we are yet to receive new supplies of the product based on the new pump price’’.

Another attendant on Gusau Road, also said: “We are ready to adjust to the new price whenever we receive an official confirmation’’.

It was, however, learnt that one of the NNPC mega stations on the road sold the product at the old rate of N97 per litre.

NAN reports that all efforts to get comments from the Sokoto Zonal Office of the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) had proved abortive.

Its Controller, Mr. Salihu Moriki, was said to have traveled out of Nigeria for an official assignment.

In the same vein, his deputy, Mr. Kaka Sheikh, was on annual leave while the acting Controller was out of the office when NAN Correspondents visited the office on Tuesday.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) was established by the Federal Government of Nigeria in May 1976 to gather and distribute news on Nigeria and cover events of interest to Nigeria at the international level for the benefit of the Nigerian Media and the Public.


  1. .com

    January 20, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    Not just Sokoto. Even in lagos, it still being sold for 97 naira.

  2. verah bassey

    January 20, 2015 at 1:30 pm

    I wish it so cos did country need exploit

  3. kk

    January 20, 2015 at 1:43 pm

    Waiting for people to start accusing GEJ

  4. Miss_Flygerian

    January 20, 2015 at 1:55 pm

    Even here in Lagos, it is still being sold for N97 per litre. If the price had been increased, I’m sure they would put the directive into effect immediately.

  5. Abeeee

    January 20, 2015 at 2:20 pm

    I blame those clowns in DPR eating amala and playing solitaire on FG time.

  6. D

    January 20, 2015 at 2:22 pm

    Nobody was at work. Yet they all are getting paid!!!!.

  7. Single Shalewa, Bitter Bintu!

    January 20, 2015 at 2:33 pm

    Very funny! So you didn’t have old supplies when you helped the FG jack up the prices under 24hrs during the fuel subsidy protests. Or you think we’ve forgotten how you quickly ‘adjusted’ to the ‘new price’ despite having old supplies? You rogues can go up within hours but can’t come down in days? You petrol marketers are just ridiculous and mean people.

    No we don’t have to wait for the government to make us uncomfortable, we sure do a fantastic job ourselves. The artisans are ready to swindle you without delivering their jobs, bus conductors jack up prices immediately they see a huge crowd at the bus stop. contractors, traders, garri sellers go beat their garri tins so you won’t get the actual quantity you’re paying for. This country is tiring.

  8. @edDREAMZ

    January 20, 2015 at 2:46 pm

    Naija don corrupt finish i swear……..

  9. Gbemi

    January 20, 2015 at 3:56 pm

    Am just thinking petrol stations go into the business for the profit like any other business , would you expect a station that has more than 100,000ltrs of petrol in stock before the announcement reduce the price when then bought for 95naira .. Don’t you think NNPC or who ever is in charge should have thought about this before hand……? Why would an ordinary dealer suffer the 10 loss .. I don’t blame them oooo

    • Changing Faces

      January 20, 2015 at 6:00 pm

      Do they wait to finish old stock when the price is increased? Did the price of crude drop today to excuse them not knowing fuel price was bound to drop?

    • NagosBigBoi

      January 20, 2015 at 6:04 pm

      Thank you! If na my business I no go suffer that loss oh! It shows the level of thought that goes into policy changes! If na to attack opponent now dem go score A+.

  10. maria

    January 20, 2015 at 4:12 pm

    Why are Nigerian leaders greedy and mean really! it is now that Nigeria gas price is going down when we in the USA have been enjoying gas for half the price since December it use to be 3:65 per gallon now it ia 1:99 per gallon but greedy Nigerian leaders they never reduce price they only hike it. Nigeria is an oil making country gas should be about 4o naira per liter now.

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