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Fuel price now N125 per liter as FG tasks NNPC, PPPRA on adjustment

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The Federal Government has ordered the NNPC to reduce price of fuel to N125 per liter.

This was disclosed at a briefing from the Federal Executive Council (FEC), which announced the new pump price of petrol in tandem with global realities.

The President ordered that the adjustment take effect immediately.

Giving the directive on behalf of the president, Mr Timipre Sylva told newsmen that compliance by petroleum marketers is to be enforced by the NNPC and the PPPRA

Mr Sylva, the minister of state for petroleum resources noted that the price slash will affect all products, adding that their prices are also to be set by the PPPRA and the NNPC

He further revealed that the ministry is also adopting a price modulation mechanism so the price of petroleum products can be regulated as the market dictates.

Following the outbreak of the coronavirus, the prices of crude oil globally have witnessed sharp deeps.

Brent crude oil has been sold for $35.44 per barrel while bonny light has been sold at $33.63 per barrel