The average fare paid by commuters for bus journey within the city increased by 3.36% month-on-month and by 25.76% year-on-year to N229.94 in June 2020 from N222.46 in May 2020.
The bureau, in its transport fare watch report for June, said states with highest bus journey fare within city were Zamfara (N487.00), Abuja FCT (N340.00) and Cross River (N326.00) while States with lowest bus journey fare within city were Bauchi (N134.00), Kebbi (N153.00) and Rivers (N162.00).
National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) disclosed this in its Transport Fare Watch report for June 2019, adding that the fare also rose by 8.26 per cent year-on-year (YoY), in spite of the YoY decline in the price of petrol during the period.
The Transport fare watch report for June 2020 covers the following categories namely bus journey within the city per drop constant route; bus journey intercity, state route, the charge per person; airfare charge for specified routes single journey; journey by motorcycle (Okada) per drop; and waterway passenger transport.
“Average fare paid by commuters for bus journey intercity increased by 1.11% month-on-month and by 13.49% year-on-year to N1,823.62 in June 2020 from N1,803.59 in May 2020.”
“Average fare paid by air passengers for specified routes single journey was flat month-on-month and increased by 0.92% year-on-year to N30,743.65 in June 2020 from N30,743.65 in May 2020.”
“Average fare paid by commuters for journey by motorcycle per drop increased by 3.96% month-on-month and by 35.16% year-on-year to N158.14 in June 2020 from N152.11 in May 2020.”
“Average fare paid by passengers for water way passenger transport increased by 2.43% month-on-month and by 14.18% year-on-year to N626.81 in June 2020 from N611.92 in May 2020.”
It added that states with highest bus journey fare intercity were Abuja FCT (N4,168.00), Adamawa (N2,675.00) and Borno (N2,647.00) while States with lowest bus journey fare within city were Enugu (N1,180.00), Bauchi (N1,223.00) and Edo (N1,235.00).
According to NBS, states with highest air fare were Jigawa (N35,400.00), Rivers (N35,000.00), Abuja FCT (N34,000.00) while States with the lowest airfare were Sokoto (N22,500.00), Katsina (N25,000.00), and Kano (N25,500.00).
The report, however, noted that states with highest journey fare by motorcycle per drop were Rivers (N264.00), Kogi (N260.00) and Lagos (N248.00) while states with lowest journey fare by motorcycle per drop were Adamawa (N75.00), Katsina (N79.00) and Kebbi (N86.00).
“States with the highest fare by waterway passenger transport were Delta (N1,975.00), Bayelsa (N1,943.00) and Rivers (N1,879.00) while states with the lowest fare by waterway passenger transport were Borno (N139.00), Gombe (N196.00) and Abuja FCT (N250.00).”