Timipre Sylva, Minister of State for Petroleum Assets, has stated there will probably be no increment within the pump value of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) till the conclusion of session with Organised Labour.
The Information Company of Nigeria (NAN) stories that Sylva who gave the reassurance whereas addressing newsmen in Lagos on Friday was reacting to stories that the value of PMS, had been elevated to N212.61 per litre.
He stated: ”No matter the supply of that data, I wish to guarantee you that it’s utterly unfaithful.
“Neither Mr President who’s the Minister of Petroleum Assets nor myself who deputise for him as minister of state has permitted that petrol value needs to be elevated by one naira.
“I, due to this fact, urge you to ignore this deceptive data.”
He defined that the federal government has been in session with organised labour to seek out the least painful choice to reply to the worldwide rise of crude value, which has inevitably led to a rise in petrol costs.
He stated it was unthinkable that the federal government would unilaterally abandon these discussions and act within the method prompt by the data below reference.
Sylva maintained that cynicism and deceit have by no means been the trademark of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.
“I’ll wish to equally guarantee you that the engagement with the organised labour and different stakeholders will proceed even because the calculations to reach at an inexpensive value regime are being carried out; all in good religion and you’ll be availed of the ultimate final result on the applicable time.
“Till then, all entrepreneurs are strongly suggested to keep up the present pump value of PMS earlier than the emergence of this unlucky data.
“Those that could wish to benefit from this unlucky data to extort Nigerians mustn’t give in to such temptations as there are regulatory mechanisms that authorities can implement to guard its residents.
“In conclusion, I wish to sincerely apologise to all Nigerians for any misery and inconvenience the unlucky data might need precipitated, “he stated.