- Nigerians have registered their displeasure over the hike in petroleum pump price
- The federal government had increased the price of petroleum from N141 to N160
- About 60% of respondents said it will be difficult for the FG to reverse the price
The sudden increment in the pump price of petroleum by the federal government has continued to generate controversy among Nigerians, especially as the hardship caused by COVID-19 continues to bite harder.
A poll conducted by Legit.ng revealed how Nigerians feel as regards the increase in the pump price of petroleum and their comments on whether or not the federal government would reduce the price before the end of 2020, following the removal of fuel subsidy.
The poll, which lasted for 24-hours, sought to know if the removal of fuel subsidy would enable the federal government to reverse its decision on the increment on the price of petrol.
At the end of the poll, 60% of the respondents affirmed that the federal government would not reduce the pump price of petroleum before the year 2020 runs out.
They believe that since the government succeeded in increasing the price and removing the fuel subsidy, nothing would make it go back to the status quo.
Although, those who opined that the price would not be reduced, about 14.3% of the respondents said that things might change before the end of the year while 22.3% believe that the government can just reduce the price anyhow.
Legit.ng had previously reported that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) told Buhari administration that Nigerians cannot survive the recent increase in the petrol pump price and electricity tariffs.
It was reported that the spokesperson for the party, Kola Ologbondiyan, pointed out that the increment was coming at a time when many citizens were struggling to cope with the economic challenges in the country.
Ologbondiyan faulted the minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed, for justifying the increase in electricity tariffs and the petrol price.
He said it was inconceivable for the federal government to increase the cost of essential commodities after it had previously admitted that 90 million Nigerians are living in poverty.
The party maintained that the recent increases would lead to a rise in the cost of transportation and other essential commodities.
In another report, the presidency advised Nigerians not to be deceived by the PDP's stance over the new petrol price.
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