Residents commend gradual reduction of fuel price in Akwa Ibom State

Nigerians have commended the gradual reduction in what they describe as the initial absurd price of premium motor spirit, popularly referred to as petrol, while urging the federal government not to rest until the fuel situation is pegged at the approved pump price of 145 naira per litre.

Planet News gathered these reactions from patronisers of different fuel stations in Uyo and Calabar, who stated that the price differences have ranged between 180, 170, and as low as 160 naira per litre in different stations they have transacted with.

According to them, though the reduction is a welcome development, more needs to be done to restore the approved pump price, as the economic hardship is still biting deep on common Nigerians.

Our correspondent Saviour Robert reports that the lowest pump price by some independent marketers in Uyo is currently 160 naira, a situation that has generated mixed feelings, but with a collective call on the federal government to remain resolute in urgently restoring the approved pump price of 145 naira per litre.



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