The Nigerian government seems to have bowed to pressure coming from the NIGERIAN Labour Congress and other civil society groups and has ordered the reduction of pump price of petrol from N168 per litre to N162.44 per litre.
Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige said the reduction would take effect from December 14, 2020.
Ngige disclosed this while speaking with journalists at the end of a meeting with labour leaders which began at 9pm on Monday and ended at 1:30 am on Tuesday.
He said a technical committee has been set up by the larger house to ensure price stability in the oil industry.
The minister disclosed that the committee, which will report back to the lager house on the 25 of January next year, will be appraising the market forces and every other thing that will make for stability in the industry.