Average intercity transport fare decreases to N1,565.00 in May ’17 from N1,587.04 in Apr ’17.

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The transport fare watch report for May 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 decreased by 2.72% month-on-month and increased by 48.78% year-on-year to N131.00 in May 2017 from N134.66 in April 2017.
States with highest bus journey fare within city in May 2017 were Abuja (N250.00), Katsina (N212.82) & Cross River (N211.82) while States with lowest bus journey fare within city in May 2017 were Enugu (N79.55), Yobe (N75.00) & Borno (N58.57).
Average fare paid by commuters for bus journey intercity decreased by 1.39% month-on-month and increased by 33.96% year-on-year to N1,565.00 in May 2017 from N1,587.04 in April 2017.
States with highest bus journey within city in May 2017 were Abuja (N4,833.33), Adamawa (N3,266.67) & Niger (N2,388.89) while States with lowest bus journey fare within city in May 2017 were Kano (N875.00), Katsina (N900.00) & Jigawa (N995.45).
Average fare paid by air passengers for specified routes single journey increased by 2.76% month-on-month and by 35.62% year-on-year to N31,651.79 in May 2017 from N30,803.03 in April 2017.
States with highest air fare in April 2017 were Abuja FCT (N43,000.00), Jigawa (N40,800.23) & Taraba (N40,000) while States with lowest air fare in May 2017 were Katsina (N23,450.00), Kogi (N23,400.00) & Osun (N25,400).
Average fare paid by commuters for journey by motorcycle per drop decreased by 1.32% month-on-month and increased by 20.20% year-on-year to N99.49 in May 2017 from N100.82 in April 2017.
States with highest journey fare by motorcycle per drop in April 2017 were Bayelsa (N174.55), Rivers (N196.67) & Abia (N159) while states with lowest journey fare by motorcycle per drop in May 2017 were Niger (N52.22), Bauchi (N55.00) & Zamfara (N56.25).
Average fare paid by passengers for water way passenger transport increased by 0.65% month-on-month and 14.78% year-on-year to N601.42 in May 2017 from N597.56 in April 2017.
States with highest fare by water way passenger transport in May 2017 were Bayelsa (N2,175.00), Rivers (N1,675.00) & Cross River (N1,650.00) while states with lowest fare by water way passenger transport in May 2017 were Kebbi (N235.14), Gombe (N171.99) & Borno (N150.00).
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