The National Bureau of Statistics, NBS has disclosed that the average fare paid by commuters for bus journey within the city increased by 4.42% month-on-month and by 82.50% year-on-year to N377.27 in March 2021 from N361.31 in February 2021.
Stating this in a recent report titled, “The Transport fare Watch report for March 2021”, NBS disclosed states which paid highest for transportation in March 2021.
“States with highest bus journey fare within city were Zamfara (N618.23), Bauchi (N597.14) and Ekiti (N500.15) while States with lowest bus journey fare within city were Oyo (N197.55), Abia (N209.87) and Borno (N258.14).
“Average fare paid by commuters for bus journey intercity increased by 1.62% month-on-month and by 42.58% year-on-year to N2,411.29 in March 2021 from N2,372.87 in February 2021.
“States with highest bus journey fare intercity were Abuja FCT (N4,576.28), Lagos (N3,425.18) and Sokoto (N3,380.20) while States with lowest bus journey fare within city were Bayelsa (N1,700.19), Enugu (N1,720.45) and Bauchi (N1,725.35).
“Average fare paid by air passengers for specified routes single journey increased by 0.10% month-on-month and by 18.71% year-on-year to N36,495.41 in March 2021 from N36,458.11 in February 2021.
“States with highest air fare were Anambra/Lagos (N38,600.00), Delta/Jigawa (N38,500.00), Bauchi (N38,450.00) while States with lowest air fare were Akwa-Ibom (N32,700.00), Sokoto (N33,200.00), and Katsina (N35,150.00).
“Average fare paid by commuters for journey by motorcycle per drop increased by 1.76% month-on-month and by 102.46% year-on-year to N271.44 in March 2021 from N266.74 in February 2021.
“States with highest journey fare by motorcycle per drop were Rivers (N420.35), Taraba (N420.15) and Yobe (N420.10) while states with lowest journey fare by motorcycle per drop were Adamawa (N90.43), Katsina (N147.64) and Niger (N159.20).
“Average fare paid by passengers for water way passenger transport increased by 1.81% month-on-month and by 43.52% year-on-year to N808.38 in March 2021 from N794.02 in February 2021.
“States with highest fare by water way passenger transport were Bayelsa (N2,300.80), Delta (N2,300.60) and Rivers (N2,285.67) while states with lowest fare by water way passenger transport were Borno (N250.30), Gombe (N320.15) and Abuja FCT (N350.79).”