Residents of Abuja, Cross River and Abia states paid the highest bus journey fare within city in October, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has said.
The bureau, in its transport fare watch report for October, said residents of Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory paid an average of N400; residents of Cross River paid N325.71 and those in Abia paid N275 in the month under review.
The report added that states with lowest bus journey fare within city were Rivers (N133.85), Anambra (N104) and Bauchi (N120).
The report for October 2018 covers 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 4.18 per cent month-on-month and 50. 31 per cent year-on-year to N193.21 in October 2018 from N185.47 in September 2018,” the report said.
“Average fare paid by commuters for bus journey intercity increased by 0.24 per cent month-on-month and increased by 19.6 per cent year-on-year to N1,818.12 in October 2018 from N1,813.77 in September 2018.”
It added that states with highest bus journey fare intercity were Abuja FCT (N4,666.67), Adamawa (N3,328.57) and Borno (N2,800) while states with lowest bus journey fare within city were Bayelsa (N1,233.33), Enugu (N1,177.50) and Bauchi (N1,157.14).
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