NLC, MAN, others lauds Federal Government over petrol pump price slash

By Post Nigeria January 19, 2015 15:05

NLC, MAN, others lauds Federal Government over petrol pump price slash

The Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC, and some drivers and commuters in Enugu State on Monday commended the government for the bold step taken over the reduction of petrol pump price from N97 per litre to N87 per litre.

They told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Enugu that the pump price reduction would make life easier for Nigerians.

The state’s Chairman of NLC, Chief Chumaife Nze, described the development as a good response to the yearnings of Nigerians, adding that the reduction is necessary following the dwindling price of crude oil at the international market

“The government is sensitive to the plight of the people, so, it will go a long way to alleviate the suffering of the masses.

“We hope that as other situations change, the government will be responsive and change accordingly. What is paramount is the way forward in this country,’’ he said.

NAN also interviewed some commuters in the area who acknowledged the pump price reduction and commended the Federal Government for putting a smile on the faces of Nigerians.

A commercial bus driver, Mr. Ndubuisi Igbokwe said “I was very happy when I heard about the development. This is the first time in Nigeria that after something went up, it is coming down.

“We are not sure yet if it will affect transportation fares but I know it will make things better for us.

“My fear now is the petrol stations complying with the directive because they say that the product they have is the one that they bought at N110,’’ he said.

The Manufacturer’s Association of Nigeria MAN, Ogun State Chapter also applaud the federal government for reducing the petrol price.

The President of the association, Mr. Wale Adegbite, commended the government saying the reduction would help a lot and will make things easier in the country.

Wale said “the reduction in the price of petrol would make Nigerians to have more money in their pockets to spend on goods and services.

“They will spend less in fueling their cars and generators.”

Adegbite further urged the Federal Government to intensify efforts in achieving accountability and transparency in the oil sector.