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Nigerians Call on God, Protest Senate’s Plan to Increase Petrol Price

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Nigerians have decried the proposed increased of the fuel pump price by the Senate house of the National Assembly.

The proposed increase of N5 per litre on Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) otherwise called petrol and as well as on diesel, was made by the Senate Committee on Works in its final report on a Bill titled “The National Road Fund (Est, etc) Bill, 2017 (SB 21)”.

The import of the proposed fuel levy charge is that, end users (motorists) will pay N5 tax on every litre of fuel bought at any fuel station.

The Bill which is part of the 11 economic reform Bills initiated by the Senator Bukola Saraki led leadership of the Senate, as contribution to economic recovery by the country, has already been endorsed by the House of Representatives.

Nigerians on the online social media forum, Nairaland voiced their concern about the passing of the bill and called on God to intervene in these issues that further widens the gap between the poverty stricken masses and minute population of the rich.

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