Petrol Senate says PPPRA failed to remit N771bn to FG

The Committee Chairman, Senator Kabiru Gaya, said the 5% should have accrued since 2007 to government coffer.

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The Chairman of the Senate Committee on Works, Senator Kabiru Gaya, has accused the Petroleum Product Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) of  failing to remit the five per cent pump price levy to the Federal Government.

Gaya stated this on Monday, November 7, in Abuja at the Public Hearing organised by the House of Representatives Committee on Works.

The hearing was on the repeal of the Federal Roads Maintenance Agency Act 2002 and on Federal Roads Authority Bill, 2016 and National Roads Fund Establishment Bill.

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According to Gaya, the five per cent is worth N771 billion, which should have accrued since 2007 to government coffer as provided by the FERMA Act.

"The sum of N536bn accrued from Premium Motor Spirit, N174bn from AGO were to be shared on the basis of 60 per cent to Federal Road Maintenance Agency and 40 per cent to state governments for road maintenance," he said.

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