The All Progressives Congress (APC) has reacted to the decision by President Muhammadu Buhari to reduce the retail price of petrol in Nigeria.
The party in a statement by Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu, its National Publicity Secretary, said the action is a testimony of the president’s commitment to the welfare of Nigerians.
News Nigeria earlier reported on Wednesday that the President approved the reduction in the pump price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) from N145 per liter to N125.
Reacting to the development, the APC said; “the new pump price of petrol announced by the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) on Wednesday, is heartwarming news for the All Progressives Congress (APC) and, indeed, all Nigerians.”
“With the new price of N125/litre from the previous N145/litre, President Muhammadu Buhari has, once again, demonstrated his government as responsive and exhibited his unalloyed commitment to the welfare and well being of Nigerians.”
“As a party, this new pro-people decision is no surprise. Since May 29, 2015 when the APC-led Federal Government came on board, it has relentlessly prioritised the common good of all.”
“From its revolutionary policies on agriculture, which has elevated Nigeria as Africa’s biggest rice producer, the Social Investment Programmes (SIPs), adjudged as the most ambitious on the African continent, to several other interventionist policies, the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration is achieving beyond doubt the Next Level governance promised during the 2019 electioneering campaign.”
“While this reduction would, unarguably, reduce government’s projected revenue, the APC is delighted that the Federal Government places the interests of the people above any other consideration.”
“With this noble gesture, our great party is confident that this would reflect positively in the lives of all Nigerians.”