Lagos State consumed about 149.33 million litres of Premium Motor Spirit, PMS, also called petrol in two weeks according to data released by the Nigerian Nation National Petroleum Company, NNPC Limited.
The Corporation disclosed that it distributed 966.58 million litres of petrol across states in the country within a two weeks period covering May 16th and May 29th.
According data, Lagos, Kano and Niger States received the highest allocation.
Details of the distribution showed that 13 states had high demand and got 72 per cent of the products distributed, 11 medium demand states got 21 per cent of the product allocation while 12 states with the least demand got the balance of seven percent of the PMS allocation.
According to the distribution, Lagos State which is the commercial capital of Nigeria and the fifth largest economy in Africa received the highest volume of PMS with 149.33 million litres.
The 149.33 million litres received by Lagos represents about 15.5 per cent of the total distribution made by the NNPC to the federation.
The state was followed by Kano with 86.19 million litres, while Niger, Oyo, Ogun, Delta, Zamfara, Edo, Adamawa, Kwara, Rivers, Kaduna and Enugu were allocated 73.91 million, 59.05 million, 51.76 million, 45.86 million, 42.12 million, 34.66 million, 34.28 million, 31.25 million, 31.25 million, 26.07 million and 25.77 million litres of PMS in that order.
The distribution showed that states like Ondo with 9.6 million litres, Kebbi (8.04 million), Kogi (7.74 million litres), Taraba (7.25 million), Bayelsa (6.2 million) and Nasarawa (5.54 million) received the lowest volume of PMS from the NNPC.
Other states that received low volume due to their consumption pattern are Yobe with 4.9 million litres, Ebonyi (4.9 million), Katsina (4.59 million), Ekiti (4.4 million), Sokoto (4.16 million), Bauchi (2.48 million) and Jigawa (1.1 million) respectively.