Wednesday, 5 July 2023

No fuel subsidy payments have been made to marketers since 2016 — NNPC Limited

The Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited has said that it will reconcile fuel subsidy deductions with the Federal Government, after stating that no fuel subsidy 

payments were made to marketers since January 2016.
The company stated this on Tuesday, July 4 when it posted a before and after fuel subsidy factsheet via their official account on Twitter.

It is important to also note that two days after President Bola Ahmed Tinubu announced an end to fuel subsidies in the country, Mele Kyari, the Group Chief Executive Officer of the NNPC Limited said the Federal Government owed it over $6 billion (N2.8 trillion). This is the exact amount that the NNPCL has paid to keep fuel cheap.
Meanwhile, in the Nigeria Development Update report from the World Bank, it was stated that the recent decision to remove the fuel subsidy marks a crucial initial step towards restoring macroeconomic stability, creating fiscal space, and improving growth prospects. The World Bank report stated that the removal of the subsidy will improve Nigeria’s fiscal position.
This is because it sets the foundations for a more resilient, faster-growing economy. However, the overall fiscal impact of the decision will depend on several factors, including how the Government plans to use savings from the fuel subsidy regime.

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