Lagos – Most Nigerians are reportedly buying
petrol at an inflated price of N116 per litre.
This is much higher than the official pump price of N86 per
litre set by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).
According to a survey by NOIPolls, 77 percent of respondents
across the country acknowledged they had paid here for the commodity.
The South East geo-political zone accounts for the highest
average sale of N128 per litre.
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Meanwhile, the poll also showed that only 68 percent
Nigerians interviewed claimed to be aware of the reduction of petrol pump price
from N87 to N86.
However, about 7 in 10 of this proportion positively
affirmed the fairness of the new pump prices.
The Petroleum Pump Price Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) announced
on December 30 that the new pump price for petrol.
The opinion poll was conducted in the week of January 11.
It involved telephone
interviews of a random nationwide sample. 1 000 randomly selected phone-owning
Nigerians aged 18 years and above, representing the six geopolitical zones in
the country, were interviewed.
“With a sample of this size, we can say with 95 percent
confidence that the results obtained are statistically precise - within a range
of plus or minus 3 percent,” NOIPolls stated.
- CAJ News