Ondo, Rivers & Bayelsa are among states that recorded highest Okada per drop fares in Nigeria in January 2018.
The Transport Fare Watch released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) showed that the average fare paid by commuters for bus journey within the city increased by 7.31% month-on-month and 49.69% year-on-year to N183.86 in January 2018 from N171.34 in December 2017.
States with highest bus journey fare within the city were Abuja FCT (N380), Cross River (N303.57) and Abia (N250.00) while States with lowest bus journey fare within the city were Bauchi (N96.67), Anambra (N112.67) and Borno (N120.00).
The report further disclosed that average fare paid by commuters for bus journey intercity increased by 10.11% month-on-month and 32.09% year-on-year to N1,889.69 in January 2018 from N1,716.26 in December 2017.
States with highest bus journey fare intercity were Abuja FCT (N5,625.00), Adamawa (N3,358.57) and Borno (N3,000.00) while States with lowest bus journey fare within the city were Yobe (N1,150.00), Bayelsa (N1,122.73) and Katsina (N1,114.29).
Average fare paid by air passengers for specified routes single journey decreased by 0.99% month-on-month and increased 7.34% year-on-year to N33,055.01 in January 2018 from N33,386.09 in December 2017.
States with the highest airfare were Abuja FCT (N49,000.00), Edo (N41,000.00) and Lagos (N40,500.00) while States with the lowest airfare were Osun (N25,714.89), Taraba (N26,000.00) and Nasarawa (N26,000.00).
Average fare paid by commuters for journey by motorcycle per drop increased by 6.97% month-on-month and 27.37% year-on-year to N120.01 in January 2018 from N112.19 in December 2017.
States with highest journey fare by motorcycle per drop were Ondo (N200.76), Rivers (N200.12) and Bayelsa (N193.75) while states with lowest journey fare by motorcycle per drop were Bauchi (N65.00), Jigawa (N68.82) and Katsina (N70.00).
Average fare paid by passengers for waterway passenger transport increased by 1.03% month-on-month and 7.65% year-on-year to N638.04 in January 2018 from N631.55 in December 2017.
States with the highest fare by waterway passenger transport were Bayelsa (N1,962.50), Rivers (N2,100.00) and Cross Rivers (N1,877.78) while states with the lowest fare by waterway passenger transport were Abuja FCT (N250.00), Gombe (N180.00) and Borno (N152.00).