No immediate plan to increase petrol pump price – DPR



#TrackNigeria: Mr Antai Asuquo, the Operations Controller of the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), Warri Zonal Office, has said that the Federal Government had no plan increase the pump price of petrol.

Asuquo made this disclosure newsmen on Tuesday on a sideline during the celebration of the “World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development” held simultaneously in all the DPR offices in the country.

The annual event with the theme, ” Exploring Nigeria’s Diversity and Rich Cultural Heritage” was organised by the DPR.

The controller urged Nigerians focused and worrying about possible fuel hike that could lead crisis in the supply chain, adding that ‘the available and the pump price remains N145 per litre’.

“There availability of petroleum products, the price of Petroleum Motor Spirit (PMS) remains the same and there no immediate plan to change it.

“We should not hoard the for a particular period of time because keeping the at home dangerous.

“Our lives and property are important, so we should value and manage our resources in a way that we do not cause harm to ourselves,” he advised.

Asuquo also urged Nigerians to key into the federal government’s policy on the use of Liquefied Petroleum (LPG), noting that there was abundant cooking in the country.

“The federal government is trying to enforce the availability of cooking all over the federation and people are encouraged to use it.

“The LPG is the energy of the future, it is cleaner, most sustainable and we have abundant of it.

“I encourage people to follow the government’s policies and we will happy for it,” he said.

On the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, Asuquo said Nigeria remained an indivisible entity irrespective of our ethnic, religious and cultural differences.

“Today is diversity day; the DPR sets aside diversity in culture, gender, religion, style, grade and people; it is all about the multi faceted nature of our people in DPR.

“This is what makes DPR , we are united in diversity. The differences we have in terms of culture, religion and ethnicity has not changed our focus in Nigeria as an entity.

“This is a way of assuring our staff and stakeholders in the Department that Nigeria is a one united indivisible entity.

“As diverse as we are, we remain one, the focus is to ensure that Nigeria continues to grow from strength to strength and remain united

“In the oil and industry, we interface with all manner of people globally.

“We are also trained to adapt and able to deal with others irrespective of culture and backgrounds,” he said. (NAN)