Benue, Abia, C’River Paid More For Petrol In June

The National Bureau of Statistics has said that petrol was more costly in Benue, Abia and Cross River in June.

The NBS made this known in its “Premium Motor Spirit (Petrol) Price Watch for June 2021’’.

It said that Benue residents paid N183.29, while Abia residents paid N171.88 for the product and Cross River residents N170.50.

It, however, said that Taraba at N157.33, Borno N160.10 and Katsina at N160.86 paid the lowest average prices for the product.

According to the NBS, the average price paid by consumers for petrol increased by 28.49 percent year-on-year and decreased month-on-month by 1.46 per cent to N165.61 in June from N168.06 in May.

Also, the average price paid by consumers for Automotive Gas Oil (Diesel) increased by 1.51 per cent month-on-month and by 8.05 per cent year-on-year to N242.43 in June from N238.82 in May.

According to the bureau, the states with the highest average price of diesel were Edo at N264.18, Kwara at N261 and Niger at N260.

It also said that states with the lowest average price of diesel were Gombe, whose residents bought at N209, Plateau at N218.90 and Zamfara at N221.67.

Kehinde Ogunyale

Reporting on the data-driven economy, and investigations.

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