The federal government(FG) has deleted a link of the database holding the new prices of petrol, on their website
according to the source made available through Naijanews It was gathered that the controversial database template which had caused a major backlash from Nigerians was previously accessible through this link http://pppra.gov.ng/pms-guiding-price-for-march-2021/.
It was not really clear whether political pressure was mounted from the presidency on PPPRA to delete the database template in order to cushion public outcry, this move was not clarified by officials as at the time of filing the story.
It will be recalled that the NNPC had earlier posted on their Twitter page on Friday which stated that there was no increase in the petrol ex-depot price this month.
The PPPRA had announced late Thursday that the retail price for a litre of petrol for the month will be between N209.61 and N212.61.
According to the source from PPPRA, the ex-depot price, which is the amount sold by fuel depot owners to marketers, will be N206.42, while the landing cost stands at N189.61 per litre.