The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has disclosed that average fare paid by commuters for Intercity journey increased by 1.13 per cent Month-on-Month (MoM) in February 2021.
The bureau stated that the Transport Fare Watch report for February 2021 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 waterway passenger transport.
Average fare paid by commuters for bus journey within the city increased by 2.60 per cent month-on-month and by 78.08 per cent year-on-year to N361.31 in February 2021 from N352.15 in January 2021.
According to the Bureau, States with highest bus journey fare within city were Zamfara (N620.15), Bauchi (N530.10) and Ekiti (N475.25) while States with lowest bus journey fare within city were Oyo (N190.45), Abia (N208.55) and Borno (N250.72).
NBS added that average fare paid by commuters for bus journey intercity increased by 1.13 per cent month-on-month and by 39.85 per cent year-on-year to N2,372.87 in February 2021 from N2,346.41 in January 2021.
Similarly, States with the highest bus journey fare intercity were Abuja FCT (N4,500.88), Sokoto (N3,350.60) and Lagos (N3,340.60) while States with lowest bus journey fare within city were Bayelsa (N1,650.32), Bauchi (N1,690.80) and Enugu (N1,700.00).
Average fare paid by air passengers for specified routes single journey decreased by -0.02 per cent month-on-month and increased by 17.97 per cent year-on-year to N36,458.11 in February 2021 from N36,463.65 in January 2021.
States with the highest air fare were Delta/Lagos (N38,600.00), Anambra/Bayelsa (N38,500.00), Bauchi (N38,400.00) while States with the lowest airfare were Akwa-Ibom (N32,500.00), Sokoto (N33,600.00), and Gombe (N35,000.00).
The average fare paid by commuters for journey by motorcycle per drop increased by 2.86 per cent month-on-month and by 97.68 per cent year-on-year to N266.74 in February 2021 from N259.33 in January 2021.
It further disclosed that States with highest journey fare by motorcycle per drop were Taraba (N436.20), Yobe (N425.02) and Kogi (N400.12) while states with lowest journey fare by motorcycle per drop were Adamawa (N86.47), Katsina (N140.12) and Kebbi (N155.90).
In addition, average fare paid by passengers for waterway passenger transport increased by one per cent month-on-month and by 39.63 per cent year-on-year to N794.02 in February 2021 from N786.19 in January 2021.
States with the highest fare by waterway passenger transport were Rivers (N2,299.35), Delta (N2,280.33) and Bayelsa (N2,258.49) while states with the lowest fare by waterway passenger transport were Borno (N240.55), Gombe (N297.23) and Abuja FCT (N340.22).