Nigeria: Motorists in Taraba, Jigawa, Ekiti pay over N170 for petrol in March

WorldStage Newsonline– The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) in its Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) Price Watch for March, 2018 says states with the highest average price of petrol per litre in March were Taraba, N184.38; Jigawa, N180.93 and Ekiti, N173.89.

According to the report, only motorists in Abuja bought (PMS), also known as petrol, at the approved price of N145 per litre in March.

It added that Kaduna and Bauchi were other states that recorded lowest average price for petrol during the period as residents bought the product at N147.29 and N145.57, respectively.

According to the report, the average price paid by consumers for petrol increased by 9.4 per cent year-on-year and -5.3 per cent month-on-month from N172.5 in February to N163.4 in March.

Similarly, the bureau said that its Automotive Gas Oil (AGO) Price Watch for March revealed that the average price paid by consumers for the product otherwise known as diesel, decreased by 1.65 per cent month-on-month.

It stated that the price paid for the product also decreased by 12.00 per cent year-on-year from N209.89 in February to N206.41 in March.

The report noted that states with the highest average price of diesel were Taraba, N254.29; Sokoto, N249.29 and Kebbi, N230.83.

States with the lowest average price for the product during the period, according to the report, were Abia, N185.83; Bayelsa, N187.50 and Delta, N189.5.

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