Ex-miners’ boss calls on FG to suspend increase in PMS pump price

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Ex-miners’ boss calls on FG to suspend increase in PMS pump price

By Gabriel Ewepu – Abuja

Former National President of Miners Association of Nigeria, MAN, Sani Shehu, Monday, called on the Federal Government, to suspend the increase in Premium Motor Spirit, PMS, pump price.

Shehu speaking with Vanguard expressed worry over the recent hike of the commodity to N212 per liter, and said this will make it difficult for miners to meet the cost of operation at mining sites as most machines used in mining run on petrol.

He said: “It will affect the mining sector negatively as fuel is needed to run the mining machinery, it will also affect the haulage of minerals from mines to different destinations, fueling of generators used in beneficiating minerals as electricity is inadequate.

“For the economy in general, it will impact negatively on the standard of living of the people because fuel affects almost every human activities of the people.

“This Government must remember that it voted into power on the promise of social democracy, meaning…



Source: Vanguard Newspaper

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