NBS Releases Transport Fare Watch Report (February 2018)

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The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) Transport fare watch report for February 2018 covers the following categories, namely bus journey within the city per drop constant route; bus journey intercity, state route, charge per person; air fare charge for specified routes single journey; journey by motorcycle (Okada) per drop; and water way passenger transport.

According to the report, the average fare paid by commuters for bus journey within the city decreased by -6.53% month-on-month and 39.89% year-on-year to N171.85 in February 2018 from N183.86 in January 2018.

States with highest bus journey fare within city were Abuja FCT (N370.50), Cross River (N275.00) and Nasarawa (N235.00) while States with lowest bus journey fare within city were Bauchi (N85.00), Anambra (N96.25) and Plateau (N105.00).

Average fare paid by commuters for bus journey intercity decreased by -6.44% month-on-month and 25.23% year-on-year to N1,768.07 in February 2018 from N1,889.69 in January 2018.

States with highest bus journey fare intercity were Abuja FCT (N4,333.33), Adamawa (N3,250.00) and Borno (N2,700.00) while States with lowest bus journey fare within city were Yobe (N950.00), Enugu (N1,086.11) and Katsina (N1,136.36).

Average fare paid by air passengers for specified routes single journey decreased by 1.47% month-on-month and increased 6.02% year-on-year to N32,567.60 in February 2018 from N33,055.01 in January 2018.

States with highest air fare were Abuja FCT (N49,000.00), Edo (N40,300.00) and Lagos (N40,500.00) while States with lowest air fare were Osun (N25,714.89), Katsina (N25,200.00) and Oyo (N25,000.00).

Average fare paid by commuters for journey by motorcycle per drop decreased by 8.40% month-on-month and 17.03% year-on-year to N109.93 in February 2018 from N120.01 in January 2018.

States with highest journey fare by motorcycle per drop were Bayelsa (N196.25), Ondo (N194.78) and Rivers (N194.74) while states with lowest journey fare by motorcycle per drop were Bauchi (N55.56), Jigawa (N53.57) and Ekiti (N60.47).

Average fare paid by passengers for water way passenger transport decreased by 6.63% month-on-month and 4.53% year-on-year to N595.76 in February 2018 from N638.04 in January 2018.

States with highest fare by water way passenger transport were Bayelsa (N1,840.00), Rivers (N2,050.00) and Delta (N1,521.67) while states with lowest fare by water way passenger transport were Abuja FCT (N250.45), Gombe (N180.00) and Borno (N152.00).

Amaka E. Nliam