By Olajide Meseko
The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company, NNPC, Mele Kyari, on Tuesday, hinted that a litre of Petroleum Motor Spirit also known as petrol may sell between N320 and N340 in 2022.
Mr Kyari, who dropped the hint during his presentation at the World Bank Nigeria Development Update, November 2021 edition in Abuja, said this was because the law does not provide for a subsidy, hence its removal in the coming year.
According to him, the law provides that by the end of February 2022, the nation should be out of the subsidy regime.
There will be no provision for it legally in our system, but I am also sure you will appreciate that government has a bigger social responsibility to cater for the ordinary and therefore engage in a process that will ensure that we exit in the subtlest and easy manner,” he said.
On the hike in prices of cooking gas, he said that it was a demand and supply issue as there was a global crunch on supply of gas and many countries were now threatened by lack of supply in December.
He added that the product was not under any subsidy regime and therefore irrespective of where it was produced, would follow the global trend.
Mr Kyari, however, assured that the company was working on increasing local production to meet the needs of consumers.