Reps Reject Motion To Suspend N617 Fuel Pump Price Despite Public Outcry

Members of the House of Representatives on Wednesday voted in favour of N617 per litre of petrol, citing market forces as the determinant.

They rejected an amendment motion moved by Rep. Yampa Zakaria (PDP-Adamawa) asking the house to order a suspension of the price increase.

Mr Zakaria had argued that the price hike suspension would enable the house to invite the chief executive officer of NNPC Ltd., Kyari Mele, to appear before it to explain the move.

Rep. Shettima Ali (APC-Yobe) seconded Mr Zakaria’s motion, urging that the price hike be reverted pending the appearance of Mr Kyari before the house, but the amendment was rejected.

When the speaker put the amendment motion to a voice vote, members rejected the proposed reversal and ruled in favour of N617 per litre of petrol.


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