DPR speaks on fuel price increase
Mr Antai Asuquo, the Operations Controller of the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), Warri Zonal Office, has said that the Federal Government had no plan to increase the pump price of petrol.
Asuquo made this disclosure to newsmen on Tuesday on a sideline of the celebration of the “World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development” held simultaneously in all the DPR offices in the country. The controller urged Nigerians to be focused and stop worrying about possible fuel hike that could lead to crisis in the supply chain, adding that, ‘the product is available and the pump price remains N145 per litre’. There is availability of petroleum products, the price of Petroleum Motor Spirit (PMS) remains the same and there is no immediate plan to change it. We should not hoard the product for a particular period of time because keeping the product at home is dangerous. Our lives and property are important, so we should value and manage our resources in a way that we do not cause harm to ourselves,” he advised. Asuquo also urged Nigerians to key into the federal government’s policy on the use of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), noting that there was abundant cooking gas in the country. The LPG is the energy of the future, it is cleaner, most sustainable and we have abundant of it. I encourage people to follow the government’s policies and we will be happy for it,” he said.