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Court orders FG to fix prices of goods, petroleum products

A Federal High Court in Ikoyi, Lagos, has ordered the Nigerian Government to fix the prices of goods and petroleum products in the country within seven days.

Justice Ambose Lewis-Allagoa granted the order sequel to an originating motion filed and argued by the applicant and human rights activist, Femi Falana, SAN.

“I have heard the applicant Femi Falana in a suit no FHC/L/CS/869/2023 and I have also discovered that despite the service of the originating motion on the respondents, namely Attorney-General of the Federation and the Price Control Board, there is no opposition to it by way of counter affidavit, which is law that all the facts deposed in the affidavit attached to the originating motion are all deemed admitted. Consequently, all prayers that are sought for in the motion papers are hereby granted as prayed,” the judge said.

Lewis-Allagoa ordered the President Bola Tinubu led administration to fix the price of milk, flour, salt, sugar, bicycles and its spare parts, matches, motorcycles and its spare parts, motor vehicles and its spare parts, as well as petroleum products, which include: diesel, petrol motor spirit (PMS) and kerosene.

Meanwhile, in another news…

Nigerian actress, Foluke Daramola, recently stated that though she is affected by the bad economy, she does not regret campaigning for Bola Tinubu in run up to the 2023 general elections.

The famous thespian said she has not lost hope and she believes the government is working towards easing the people’s suffering.

Daramola expressed optimism that once the country’s refineries start working, the price of premium motor spirit commonly known as petrol, will drop.

She said; “It is not like if any other person had been there, it would have been better, because the economy was already terrible before Tinubu came to power. Even though it (economy) is affecting my pocket deeply, the truth is that for gold to come out well, it has to be refined in fire.

“We (supporters) have not lost hope in President Bola Tinubu, but we are hoping that things will get better, and I am sure they are working towards it. If the refineries in the country are working, we can be sure that fuel prices will reduce. Change can be excruciatingly painful, but we are hoping for a better tomorrow.”