15 February 2018, Sweetcrude, Lagos — The Federal Capital Territory, Abuja has topped the list of states with the highest transportation fare in January.
Inside the National Bureau of Statistics’ Transport Fare Watch for January 2018, Abuja FCT had paid a fare of N380.
NBS’ transport fare watch report for January 2018 covered the following categories namely, bus journey within the city per drop constant route; bus journey intercity, state route, charge per person; airfare charge for a specified routes single journey; journey by motorcycle (Okada) per drop; and waterway passenger transport.
Followed closely on the list was Adamawa (N3,358.57) and Borno (N3,000.00) while States with lowest bus journey fare within the city were Yobe (N1,150.00), Bayelsa (N1,122.73) and Katsina (N1,114.29).
According to the bureau, average fare paid by commuters for bus journey within the city increased by 7.31% month-on-month and 49.69% year-on-year to N183.86 in January 2018 from N171.34 in December 2017.
Average fare paid by commuters for bus journey intercity increased by 10.11% month-on-month and 32.09% year-on-year to N1,889.69 in January 2018 from N1,716.26 in December 2017.
Average fare paid by air passengers for specified routes single journey decreased by 0.99% month-on-month and increased 7.34% year-on-year to N33,055.01 in January 2018 from N33,386.09 in December 2017. States with the highest airfare were Abuja FCT (N49,000.00), Edo (N41,000.00) and Lagos (N40,500.00) while States with the lowest airfare were Osun (N25,714.89), Taraba (N26,000.00) and Nasarawa (N26,000.00), the report said.