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FG hikes fuel price to N212 per liter

Valentine Chinyem

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Federal government on Thursday initiated an upward review of petrol price to N212 per litre.

The Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) said in its template released on Thursday night that a litre of fuel would now be sold for prices ranging from N209 to N212 per litre for March. This was against N186 the crucial commodity retailed for in February.

The PPPRA said the landing cost of petrol in March would be N189.61 per litre as against N163.74 in February.

The PPPRA has been setting guidelines for petrol sales since the Buhari administration announced partial deregulation of the oil sector, but the government maintains control of policies that determine ultimate retail costs.

The new hikes come barely a day after President Muhammadu Buhari promised to return fuel price to below N100 for Nigerians.