A motion to stop the increase in the price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) and revert to the old price of N537 per liter, has been rejected by the House of Representatives on Wednesday.
Rather, the House resolved to investigate the sudden increase in the price of premium motor spirit and the resultant increase in transport fares across the country.
The House said since it has already resolved to investigate the increase, it will amount to pre-empting the work of the investigative committee by ordering the suspension of the price increase.
In a motion of urgent public importance by Hon. Ikenga Ugochinyere, the House asked the group Managing Director of the Nigeria National Petroleum Company Limited, Mele Kyari and oil marketers to appear before an ad hoc committee to explain the increase.
The ad hoc committee is also find ways ensuring effective distribution of palliatives to Nigerians to cushion the effect of subsidy removal.