The National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, has revealed that residents of Abia, Kebbi and Kwara states paid the highest amount for petrol (Premium Motor Spirit) in the country in November.
The Agency confirmed this in its “Premium Motor Spirit (Petrol) Price Watch” publication for November and released on Friday in Abuja.
According to NBS, Abia residents paid N178.70 per litre for the product while Kebbi residents paid N174.76 and Kwara residents N172.33.
It, however, stated that Zamfara paid N161.73, Bauchi N161.78 and Kaduna N163.83 per litre being the lowest average prices for the product. The NBS further stated that the average price paid by consumers for petrol increased by 14.62 per cent year-on-year and month-on-month by 3.79 per cent to N167.27 in November from N161.17 in October.
Similarly, the Bureau stated that the average price paid by consumers for Automotive Gas Oil (Diesel) increased by 1.79 per cent month-on-month and decreased by 0.59 per cent year-on-year to N223.74 in November from N219.80 in October.
The NBS said that states with the highest average price of diesel in the month under review were Benue at N263.33, Kebbi at N258.57 and Taraba at N251.67.
It added that the lowest average price of diesel which is N182.50 was recorded in Kwara, followed by N192.67 in Osun and N196.33 in Nasarawa.