The House of Representatives has kicked against calls for the total removal of subsidy on petroleum products, Vanguard reports.
The lawmakers asked the incoming administration of the President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, to sustain the subsidy regime.
A motion seeking the removal of subsidy as a permanent solution to the fuel perennial scarcity failed in a majority voice vote on the floor of the House.
President Goodluck Jonathan had voted N145bn for subsidy in the 2015 budget, a slash from the N970bn appropriated for subsidy in 2013 and 2014.
Out of the N145bn, subsidy on petrol is N100bn, while the balance of N45bn is for kerosene subsidy.