Despite the federal government’s assurance that the price of petrol will reduce from N145 per litre, it sells above the price in 15 states in September, data from the National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, has shown.
According to the NBS, Cross River State led the price table with N154.6, followed by Kaduna, which had N151.8, while Kogi occupied the third position with the price of N150.4. In Enugu State, petrol was sold at N148.7, while it was sold at N148.5 in Bornu and N148 per litre in Kebbi State during the period under review.
In Ebonyi State, it was sold at N147.6, while it sold at N147.2 in Bayelsa, N147.1 in Abia, N147 in Nassarawa, N146.5 in Kwara, N146.4 in Plateau and Benue, N146.3 in Niger, N146.1 in Imo and N145.6 per litre in Gombe State. However, Akwa Ibom State recorded the lowest price of N142.5 per litre.