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Again, Dangote Reduces Diesel, Aviation Fuel Prices To N940, N980 | Citizen NewsNG

ByCitizen NewsNG

Apr 23, 2024

 

Dangote Petroleum Refinery has further dropped the prices of diesel and aviation fuel to N940, N980 per litre respectively.

This announcement marks the third major reduction in diesel price in less than three weeks when the product sold at N1,700 to N1,200 and a further reduction to N1,000 and now N940 for diesel and N980 for aviation fuel per litre.

The company however said to have forge a partner with a major oil marketer to ensure swift distribution of products across the federation.

The price change of N940 is applicable to customers buying five million litres and above from the refinery while the price of N970 is for customers buying one million litres and above.

Speaking on the new development, the Head of Communication, Mr Anthony Chiejina, stated that the new price development is in accordance with the company’s commitment to cushion the current inflated prices of commodities rocking the economy.

He said: “I can confirm to you that Dangote Petroleum Refinery has entered a strategic partnership with MRS Oil and Gas stations, to ensure that consumers get to buy fuel at affordable price, in all their stations be it Lagos or Maiduguri.

“You can buy as low as 1 litre of diesel at N1,050 and aviation fuel at N980 at all major airports where MRS operates,” he stated.

He added that the company is ready for strategic partnership from other major oil marketers across the country.

“The essence of this is to ensure that retail buyers do not buy at exorbitant prices.

“The Dangote Group is committed to ensuring that Nigerians have a better welfare and as such, we are happy to announce this new prices and hope that it would go a long way to cushion the effect of economic challenges in the country,” he added.

President Bola Tinubu had also commended Dangote for the initial price reduction, describing it as an “enterprising feat.”

Reacting to the latest development, The Director General of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN), Mr Ajayi Kadiri, said: “The decision of Dangote Refinery to first crash the price from about N1,750/litre to N1,200/litre, N1,000/litre and now N940 is an eloquent demonstration of the capacity of local industries to positively impact the fortunes of the national economy.”

He added: “The trickle down effect of this singular intervention promises to change the dynamics in the energy cost equation of the country, in the midst of inadequate and rising cost of electricity.

“The reduction will have far-reaching effects in critical sectors like industrial operations, transportation, logistics, and agriculture, contributing to easing the high inflation rate in the country; a lot of companies will be back in operation.”

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