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Nigerians paid an average N167 for transportation fare in May

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OpeOluwani Akintayo

17 June 2018, Sweetcrude, Lagos — According to newly released statistics by the Nigerian Bureau of Statistics, NBS, average fare paid by commuters for bus journey within the city increased by 0.53% month-on-month and 32.71% year-on-year to N166.85 in May 2018 from N165.94 in April 2018.

The Transport fare Watch report for May 2018 covered bus journey within the city per drop constant route; bus journey intercity, state route, charge per person; airfare charge for specified routes single journey; journey by motorcycle (Okada) per drop; and waterway passenger transport.

States with highest bus journey fare within the city were Abuja FCT (N325.23), Cross River (N282.14) and Abia (N235.54) while States with lowest bus journey fare within the city were Bauchi (N87.92), Anambra (N93.33) and Rivers (N96.36).

Average fare paid by commuters for bus journey intercity decreased by 0.05% month-on-month and increased by 14.89% year-on-year to N1,716.31 in May 2018 from N1,722.86 in April 2018. States with highest bus journey fare intercity were Abuja FCT (N4,125.51), Adamawa (N3,166.53) and Borno (N2,744.44) while States with lowest bus journey fare within the city were Bauchi (N1,064.54), Enugu (N1,096.88) and Yobe (N1,125.00).

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