Average fare paid for intercity bus increased by 24.30% YoY —NBS

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The National Bureau of Statistic (NBS) has disclosed that average fare paid for intercity bus increased by 24.30per cent year-on-year (yoy) in September 2020.

The transport fare watch report by NBS disclosed that average fare paid by commuters for bus journey intercity increased by 0.36 per cent month-on-month and by 24.30 per cent yoy to N2,022.70 in September 2020 from  N2,015.50 in August 2020.

According to the report, States with highest bus journey fare intercity were Abuja FCT (N4,315.22), Lagos (N3,073.25) and Sokoto (N3,000.00) while States with lowest bus journey fare within city were Kwara (N223.45), Benue (N274.64) and Ondo (N291.07).

The report stated that average fare paid by commuters for bus journey within the city increased by 7.92 per cent month-on-month and by 63.88per cent yoy to N309.73 in September 2020 from N286.99 in August 2020.

According to the report, States with highest bus journey fare within city were Zamfara (N579.84), Bauchi (N492.14) and Cross River (N416.32) while State s with lowest bus journey fare within city were Abia (N188.50), Kebbi (N192.48) and Borno (N200.80).

“Average fare paid by air passengers for specified routes single journey decreased by -4.59 per cent month-on-month and increased by 20.60% yoyto N36,884.59 in September 2020 from N38,659.86 in August 2020.

“States with highest air fare were Lagos (N39,750.00), Rivers (N39,520.00), Anambra (N38,950.00) while States with lowest air fare were Akwa Ibom (N32,500.00), Sokoto (N33,700.00), and Benue (N35,000.00).

“Average fare paid by commuters for journey by motorcycle per drop increased by 10.47 per cent month-on-month and by 111.11 per cent yoy to N255.51 in September 2020 from N231.29 in August 2020.

“States with highest journey fare by motorcycle per drop were Niger (N1,467.49), Kogi (N362.47) and Rivers (N345.80) while states with lowest journey fare by motorcycle per drop were Adamawa (N76.55), Katsina (N100.84) and Kebbi (N125.60).

“Average fare paid by passengers for water way passenger transport increased by 7.06 per cent month-on-month and by 34.13 per cent year-on-year to N734.26 in September 2020 from N685.82 in August 2020.

“States with highest fare by water way passenger transport were Bayelsa (N2,250.23), Rivers (N2,200.64) and Delta (N2,150.30) while states with lowest fare by water way passenger transport were Borno (N200.48), Gombe (N264.29) and Abuja FCT (N294.10),” the report highlighted.

The transport fare watch report  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.

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