The National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, on Wednesday said that the average Fare Paid by Passengers “Okada” Increased by 15.93% MoM to N112.19 in Dec 2017, amidst the festive season fuel crisis.
The Transport fare watch report for December 2017 covers the following categories namely bus journey within the city per drop constant route; bus journey intercity, state route, charge per person; airfare charge for the specified routes single journey; journey by motorcycle (Okada) per drop; and waterway passenger transport.
Data released by the Bureau for Decem2017, tagged “Transport Fare Watch” revealed that the average fare paid by commuters for bus journey within the city increased by 23.99% month-on-month and 14.78% year-on-year to N171.34 in December 2017 from N138.19 in November 2017.States with highest bus journey fare within city in December 2017 were Abuja FCT (N375.63), Cross River (N242.73) and Jigawa (N250.00) while States with lowest bus journey fare within city in December 2017 were Bauchi (N80.00), Anambra (N102.21) and Borno (N105.71).
Further analysis of the report showed that the average fare paid by commuters for bus journey intercity increased by 14.04% month-on-month and 5.22% year-on-year to N1,716.26 in December 2017 from N1,505.00 in November 2017. States with highest bus journey fare intercity in December 2017 were Abuja FCT (N5019.00), Adamawa (N3,242.86) and Benue (N2,803.85) while States with lowest bus journey fare within the city in December 2017 were Yobe (N1,000.00), Enugu (N1,063.35) and Kano (N843.75).
Also, Average fare paid by air passengers for specified routes single journey increased by 2.75% month-on-month and 8.58% year-on-year to N33,386.09 in December 2017 from N32,492.56 in November 2017. States with the highest airfare in December 2017 were Abuja FCT (N49,500.00), Edo (N41,000.00) and Jigawa(N40,000.00) while States with the lowest airfare in December 2017 were Kogi (N25,000.00), Katsina (N26,000.00) and Nasarawa (N27,000.00).
Similarly, the Average fare paid by commuters for the journey by motorcycle per drop increased by 15.93% month-on-month and 2.20% year-on-year to N112.19 in December 2017 from N96.77 in November 2017. States with highest journey fare by motorcycle per drop in December 2017 were Ondo (N197.67), Rivers (N194.29) and Bayelsa (N190.00) while states with lowest journey fare by motorcycle per drop in December 2017 were Ekiti (N56.15), Bauchi (N60.00) and Niger (N55.45).
Average fare paid by passengers for waterway passenger transport increased by 6.05% month-on-month and -7.00% year-on-year to N631.55 in December 2017 from N595.51 in November 2017. States with highest fare by waterway passenger transport in December 2017 were Bayelsa (N2,182.22), Rivers (N2050.00) and Cross Rivers (N1,833.33) while states with lowest fare by waterway passenger transport in December 2017 were Kebbi (N250.00), Gombe (N178.48) and Borno (N150.00).
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