BAUCHI, JIGAWA AND EKITI ARE STATES WITH THE LOWEST OKADA FARE PER DROP IN FEBRUARY 2018 – NBS

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BAUCHI, JIGAWA, AND EKITI are among states that recorded lowest Okada per drop fares in Nigeria in February 2018. 

The Transport Fare Watch released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) showed that average fare paid by commuters for bus journey within the city decreased by -6.53% month-on-month and 39.89% year-on-year to N171.85 in February 2018 from N183.86 in January 2018.States with highest bus journey fare within the city were Abuja FCT (N370.50), Cross River (N275.00) and Nasarawa (N235.00) while States with lowest bus journey fare within the city were Bauchi (N85.00), Anambra (N96.25) and Plateau (N105.00).

Average fare paid by commuters for bus journey intercity decreased by -6.44% month-on-month and 25.23% year-on-year to N1,768.07 in February 2018 from N1,889.69 in January 2018. States with highest bus journey fare intercity were Abuja FCT (N4,333.33), Adamawa (N3,250.00) and Borno (N2,700.00) while States with lowest bus journey fare within the city were Yobe (N950.00), Enugu (N1,086.11) and Katsina (N1,136.36).

The report further disclosed that the average fare paid by air passengers for specified routes single journey decreased by 1.47% month-on-month and increased 6.02% year-on-year to N32,567.60 in February 2018 from N33,055.01 in January 2018. States with the highest airfare were Abuja FCT (N49,000.00), Edo (N40,300.00) and Lagos (N40,500.00) while States with the lowest airfare were Osun (N25,714.89), Katsina (N25,200.00) and Oyo (N25,000.00).

Average fare paid by commuters for the journey by motorcycle per drop decreased by 8.40% month-on-month and 17.03% year-on-year to N109.93 in February 2018 from N120.01 in January 2018. States with highest journey fare by motorcycle per drop were Bayelsa (N196.25), Ondo (N194.78) and Rivers (N194.74) while states with lowest journey fare by motorcycle per drop were Bauchi (N55.56), Jigawa (N53.57) and Ekiti (N60.47).

Average fare paid by passengers for waterway passenger transport decreased by 6.63% month-on-month and 4.53% year-on-year to N595.76 in February 2018 from N638.04 in January 2018. States with the highest fare by waterway passenger transport were Bayelsa (N1,840.00), Rivers (N2,050.00) and Delta (N1,521.67) while states with the lowest fare by waterway passenger transport were Abuja FCT (N250.45), Gombe (N180.00) and Borno (N152.00).

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