The Senate Committee on Works on Thursday recommended an increase in the pump price of petrol from N145 to N150 for the implementation of the proposed National Roads Fund (NRF).
A copy of the report obtained by Daily Trust Newspaper revealed that 12 out of the 15 members of the committee have endorsed it.
Senators who endorsed the report are :
Bukar Abba Ibrahim,
Sani Mustapha and
Those whose signatures were not appended on the report are”
Biodun Olujimi and
The report has been distributed to senators.
Under the sources of revenue for the National roads fund, the committee recommended as follows, “fuel levy of N5 chargeable per litre on any volume of petrol and diesel products imported into Nigeria and on locally refined petroleum products”.
This recommendation is coming a year afterPresident Muhammadu Buhari raised the pump price of fuel from N87 to N145 per litre