The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said residents of Osun, Abia and Benue paid the highest average price for the purchase of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) popularly known as petrol in January, P.M. News reports.
The NBS stated this in its “Premium Motor Spirit (Petrol) Price Watch for January 2018’’ posted on its website. The bureau stated that in Osun, petrol was sold for N228.89 per litre; in Abia it was N227.50 per litre, while it was N223.33 per litre in Benue.
According to the report, the average price paid by consumers for petrol increased by 28.4 per cent year-on-year and 11.1 per cent month-on-month to N190.9 in January 2018 from N171.8 in December 2017.
It, however, stated that states with the lowest average price of petrol were Zamfara, Gombe and Kogi, adding that a litre was sold for N159.12, N157.73 and N152.83 in Zamfara, Gombe and Kogi respectively. The official pump price of petrol is N145 per litre.