The erstwhile Ekiti State Governor, Mr Peter Ayodele Fayose, on Wednesday, berated the increase in the pump price of premium motor spirit otherwise known as petrol to N151.56 per litre.
The Petroleum Products Marketing Company, a subsidiary of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, had on Wednesday increased the ex-depot price of petrol from N138.62 per litre to N151.56 per litre.
The former governor said this via his twitter handle, he said the increase was ludicrous particularly coming at a time the whole world was busy finding solutions to the COVID-19.
Fayose tweeted, “Petrol is now N151.56. The increment was made when other countries are adopting measures to reduce the effects of COVID-19 lockdown on their citizens.
“Just in case those who led the Save Nigeria protests across Nigeria during Peoples Democratic Party government of Dr Goodluck Jonathan are not aware. I warned.”