Group Chief Executive Officer (GCEO) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL), Mele Kyari, on Monday, said the administration of President Bola Tinubu has not reinstated fuel subsidy.
This is despite the confirmation of oil marketers that the federal government has restored subsidy for premium motor spirit (PMS), also known as petrol.
Tinubu had announced the removal of fuel subsidy on his first day in office, leading to increase in fuel price from N197 to between N480 and N570, the pump price was subsequently reviewed upward to N620.
However, there were reports that the price would go up as a result of fluctuation in the global oil market.
Festus Osifo, National President of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN), said due to the cost of crude oil in the international market and the exchange rate, the government still pays subsidies on petrol.
However the NNPC has denied this claim by PENGASSAN Boss.
NNPC Boss, Kyari, while reacting to questions from State House reporters at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Monday, after a meeting with President Tinubu, said:
“I told you there’s no subsidy whatsoever, we are recovering our full cost from the products that we import. We sell to the market, we understand why the marketers are unable to import. We hope that they do this very quickly and these are some of the interventions the government is doing.
There is no subsidy.”