- Cooking monthly cooking is becoming more expensive for Nigerian households across the country
- The latest data from the National Bureau of Statistics on the price of cooking gas showed that recharging 5kg now costs more than N4,000
- The increase in cooking gas prices was felt more in some states compared to the rest of the country
The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) revealed that the average retail price for refilling a 5kg cylinder of liquefied petroleum gas (cooking gas) increased to N4,565.56 in December 2022.
NBS stated this in its price surveillance report posted on its website and obtained by Legitimate.ng.
The December retail price of cooking gas is a monthly increase of 0.36% compared to the N4,549.14 registered in November 2022.
On a year-on-year basis, the price of cooking gas increased by 27.00% from N3,594.81 in December 2021.
States with the highest prices
In the state profile analysis, Kwara recorded the highest average price to recharge a 5kg LPG (cooking gas) cylinder with N4,950.00, followed by Adamawa with N4,933.33 and Plateau with N4,917.50.
On the other hand, Anambra registered the lowest price with N4,182.14, followed by Abia and Rivers with N4,196.15 and N4,207.27 respectively.
In addition, the analysis by zone showed that the North-Central registered the highest average retail price to recharge a 5 kg Liquefied Petroleum Gas Cylinder (Gas for Cooking) with N4,841.07, followed by the Northeast with N4,593.99, while the South -East registered the lowest with N4,386.39.
In addition, the average retail price for refilling a 12.5 kg LPG cylinder (cooking gas) increased by 0.67% per month from N10,180.88 in November 2022 to N10,248.97 in December of 2022.
On a year-on-year basis, it increased 39.78% from N7,332.04 in December 2021.
Man invents stove that only uses water for cooking
Meanwhile, a 67-year-old Nigerian man, Hadi Usman, has invented a water-cooking stove that requires neither gas nor kerosene to make a fire.
The special stove combines water and air pressure to produce fire, an amazing concept that he demonstrated in a video.
The electronics technician is seeking support from the relevant institutions to ensure that innovation occurs en masse.