Average Intercity Transport Fare Increases to N1,587.04 in Apr’17 from N1,466.46 in Mar’17

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The transport fare watch report for April 2017 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.

Average fare paid by commuters for bus journey within the city increased by 5.43% month-on-month and by 59.29% year-on-year to N134.66 in April 2017 from N127.72 in March 2017.

States with highest bus journey fare within city in April 2017 were Abuja (N255.00), Cross River (N210.54) & Adamawa (N200) while States with lowest bus journey fare within city in April 2017 were Enugu (N75.88), Yobe (N62.50) & Borno (N60.00).

Average fare paid by commuters for bus journey intercity increased by 8.22% month-on-month and  34.21% year-on-year to N1,587.04 in April 2017 from N1,466.46 in March 2017.

States with highest bus journey within city in April 2017 were Abuja (N4,825.00), Adamawa (N3,500.00) & Borno (N2,563.64) while States with lowest bus journey fare within city  in April 2017 were Jigawa (N950.00), Katsina (N930.00) & Abia (N850.00).

Average fare paid by air passengers for specified routes single journey increased by 0.70% month-on-month and by 29.89% year-on-year to N30,803.03 in April 2017 from N30,587.40 in March 2017.

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States with highest air fare in April 2017 were Jigawa (N40,000.11), Edo (N40,000.00) & Abuja FCT (N36,000) while States with lowest air fare in April 2017 were Katsina (N22,500.00), Kogi (N22,500.65) & Plateau (N25,000).

Average fare paid by commuters for journey by motorcycle per drop increased by 3.61% month-on-month and 14.39% year-on-year to N100.82 in April 2017 from N97.31 in March 2017.

States with highest journey fare by motorcycle per drop in April 2017 were Bayelsa (N186.00), Rivers (N184.55) & Akwa Ibom (N174.29) while states with lowest journey fare by motorcycle per drop in April 2017 were Niger (N58.57), Ekiti (N57.67) & Zamfara (N53.00).

Average fare paid by passengers for water way passenger  transport increased by 2.90% month-on-month and 15.57% year-on-year to N597.56 in April 2017 from N580.70 in March 2017.

States with highest fare by water way passenger  transport in April 2017 were Bayelsa (N2,133.33), Delta (N1,666.67) & Cross River (N1,650.00) while states with lowest fare by water way passenger  transport in April 2017 were Abuja (N230.00), Gombe (N171.00) & Borno (N137.00).

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