Nigerian Government reduces gas price

The Federal Government of Nigeria says it is putting measures in place to ensure a further reduction in the cost of Liquefied Petroleum Gas, popularly called cooking gas.

It disclosed this while reacting to the recent marginal drop in the cost of cooking gas.

Reports say the price of 12.5kg LPG has dropped from N8,800 to between N8400 and N8200.

In some outlets, the price of the commodity even dropped to between N7,800 and N8,000.

In November, the cost of LPG kept rising in 2021, jumping by more than 240 per cent between January and October 2021.

This development has however forced some LPG users to shift to charcoal or firewood, as consumers of the commodity raised the alarm over the persistent hike in its price.

The product had increased by 240 per cent for 12.5kg, moving up from N3,000 to N10,200 within the first 10 months of 2021.

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