Super Eagles Captain Lowers Price of Petrol at His Filling Stations to Help Nigerians

Super Eagles Captain Lowers Price of Petrol at His Filling Stations to Help Nigerians

Babajide Orevba
updated at July 24, 2023 at 3:58 PM
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  • Ahmed Musa has announced a reduction in petrol prices across his filling stations in Nigeria
  • The Super Eagles captain has several businesses in northern Nigeria including fuel stations
  • Prices hit N617 per litre after the Bola Tinubu administration did away with the fuel subsidy

Amid the increase in fuel prices in Nigeria, Super Eagles captain, Ahmed Musa, has lowered the petrol price at his filling stations.

Last Tuesday, petroleum prices rose to N617 per litre at various outlets of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL) in most parts of the country.

This came months after an upward review of pump prices of petroleum products was embarked upon.

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Ahmed Musa has reduced the price of petrol at his filling stations. Photo: Erwin Spek
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In his inaugural address on May 29, President of Nigerian, Bola Tinubu revealed the fuel subsidy had been removed.

The announcement triggered a nationwide instant increase in pump prices from an initial price of below N200 per litre to between N480 and N570 per litre.

With the price further increasing to N617 per litre, Musa stated that all his MYCA-7 filling stations would continue to sell fuel at N580.

He tweeted:

“Fuel, N580 MYCA-7 Filling Station Kano.”

Fans react to Musa's gesture

One said:

"Thank 'De Governor' I dey drive down from Lagos now…. On my way!"

Another added:

"Ahmed Musa has always been an example that we Nigerians are good people with rich culture and love, may almighty Allah bless u more boss."

The former Leicester City attacker is said to be one of the richest footballers in his homeland with an estimated fortune of £13.6 million, SunSport reports.

In 2018, he purchased a filling station and was pictured personally filling up a tricycle. He also owns a sports and fitness centre - which also features all-weather football pitches - in the northern region of Nigeria.

Musa donates books to children

Sports Brief previously reported on Musa donating educational materials to students and pupils of the prestigious M&S International School in Jos.

Last October, the Sivasspor star launched the ultra-modern facility in the capital of the Plateau State and named it after his parents, Musa and Sarah.

Ahmed Musa, who is Nigeria's captain, continued with his philanthropic work towards children as he distributed school bags and books to them.

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Babajide Orevba is a CAF accredited Nigerian journalist and HOD of the Local Desk with over 10 years of experience in media landscape.He studied NCE Political Science/Social Studies, AOCOED.