Average Intercity Transport Fare Decreases to N1,559.68 in June’17 from N1,565.00 in May’17

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The transport fare watch report for June 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 0.32% month-on-month and increased by 50.19% year-on-year to N131.42 in June 2017 from N131.00 in May 2017. States with highest bus journey fare within city in June 2017 were Abuja (N250.00), Katsina (N215) & Cross River (N211.18) while States with lowest bus journey fare within city in June 2017 were Borno (N68.75), Enugu (N79.13) & Plateau (N83.75). Average fare paid by commuters for bus journey intercity decreased by 0.34% month-on-month and increased by 26.62% year-on-year to N1,559.68 in June 2017 from N1,565.00 in May 2017.

States with highest bus journey fare intercity in June 2017 were Abuja (N4,850.00), Adamawa (N3,000.00) & Borno (N2,465.15) while States with lowest bus journey fare within city in June 2017 were Kano (N901.00), Katsina (N1,00.00) & Akwa Ibom (N1,020.55). Average fare paid by air passengers for specified routes single journey increased by 1.82% month-on-month and by 35.26% year-on-year to N32,228.55 in June 2017 from N31,651.79 in May 2017. States with highest air fare in June 2017 were Abuja FCT (N44,000.00), Taraba (N40,550.00) & Jigawa (N40,400.17) while States with lowest air fare in June 2017 were Katsina (N24,049.38), Kogi (N23,163.57) & Ekiti (N26,057.78).

Average fare paid by commuters for journey by motorcycle per drop increased by 2.05% month-on-month and by 22.72% year-on-year to N101.53 in June 2017 from N99.49 in May 2017. States with highest journey fare by motorcycle per drop in June 2017 were Rivers (N184.62), Bayelsa (N170.00) & Akwa Ibom (N165.55) while states with lowest journey fare by motorcycle per drop in June 2017 were Niger (N55.40), Bauchi (N58.50) & Ekiti (N58.96). Average fare paid by passengers for water way passenger transport increased by 0.68% month-on-month and 23.50% year-on-year to N605.51 in June 2017 from N601.42 in May 2017.

States with highest fare by water way passenger transport in June 2017 were Bayelsa (N2,189.00), Rivers (N1,733.33) & Cross River (N1,655.00) while states with lowest fare by water way passenger transport in June 2017 were Kebbi (N233.07), Gombe (N173.00) & Borno (N143.50)

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