Borno, Benue, Bauchi residents paid highest for diesel in March-NBS

 The National Bureau Statistics (NBS) on said Borno, Benue and Bauchi states residents the highest average price for Automotive Gas Oil otherwise known as diesel in March.

It said this in its “Automotive Gas Oil (Diesel)” Price for March 2021 published on its website.

According to the report, Borno residents bought diesel at N275.30, Benue N264.91 and Bauchi N257.50 in the month under review.

Also, Plateau whose residents bought at N207.50, Rivers N211.25 and Ekiti N215.36 the states with the lowest average price diesel in March.

According to the NBS, the average price by consumers for diesel increased by 3.36 per cent month-on-month and by 3.80 per cent year-on-year to N235.41 in March N227.76 in February.

Field work for the report was done solely by more than 700 NBS staff in all states the federation supported by supervisors who monitored by internal and external observers.

Fuel Prices collected across all the 774 local governments across all states and the FCT over 10,000 respondents and locations.

The price reflected actual prices households bought fuel together with the prices sold by the fuel suppliers.

The average of all these prices was then reported for each state and the average for the country was the average for the state. (NAN)