The National Bureau of Statistics, NBS has revealed that the average petrol prices per region were: North West (N151.34), North East (N153.67), North Central (N149.58), South West, N145.97, South South (N151.60), and South East (N148.45).
The official pump price of petrol is N145 per litre. The NBS added that the average price paid by consumers for petrol decreased by 0.3 per cent year-on-year and 0.8 per cent month-on-month to N150.2 in May 2018, from N151.4 in April 2018.
In the aggregate, states with the highest average price of premium motor spirit were Borno (N166.08), Benue (N160.31) and Akwa Ibom (N159.44). On the other hand, states with the lowest average price of premium motor spirit were Katsina (N144.82), Kano (N144.87) and Bauchi (N144.93).