Lagos recorded the highest average fares for air travels in June, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has said.
In a report called Transport Fare Watch published on the bureau’s website, Wednesday, it also disclosed that the FCT Abuja had the highest average fares for road travels within the city and intercity.
Across Nigeria, the average fare paid by commuters for bus journeys within the city increased by 1.53 per cent from the N166.85 recorded in May to N168.90
Compared to June 2017, the average bus fares within the city increased by 32.75 per cent from N131.42.
Aside the FCT, other states with high bus journey fares within a city were Cross River with the second highest at N282.20 and Abia as the third highest at N235.50.
Bauchi, Anambra and Rivers were the states with the lowest bus journey fares within a city at N88.00, N95 and N100 respectively.
For intercity bus travels, commuters across Nigeria paid an average fare of N1,729.01 in June. The fare was 0.75 per cent higher that the N1,716.31 recorded In May and 15.48 per cent higher that the N1559.68 recorded in June 2017.
States with highest bus journey fare intercity were Abuja FCT at N4,150, Adamawa at N3,200 and Borno at N2,750 while the state with lowest bus journey fare within city was Bauchi at N1,065.00 followed by Enugu at N1,090 and Zamfara at N1,150.
The average fare paid by air passengers for single journeys to specified routes across Nigeria increased by 0.53 per cent to N31,828.38 in June from N31,659.82 in May.
Compared to June 2017, the fare decreased by 0.34 per cent from N32,228.55 in June.
States with the highest air fares were Lagos at N41,300, Edo at N39,900 and Abuja FCT at N39,500 while Katsina state had the lowest air fare at N24,500.00 followed by Osun and Nasarawa at N24,900 and N25,700 respectively.
For motorcycle (Okada) journeys per drop, the average fare paid across Nigeria increased by 0.73 per cent to N106.06 in June from N105.55 in May.
There was also a 5.70 per cent increase from the average fare of N101.53 recorded for June 2017.
Katsina, Niger and Jigawa states had the lowest average motorcycle fares while Ondo, Rivers, and Enugu were the states with the highest average fares in June.
Passengers paid an average of N574.30 for water way transport in June, the report disclosed. The figure was 0.21 percent higher than the N573.09 recorded the previous month and 3.19 per cent lower than the N605.51 recorded in June 2017.
Rivers state was the state with the highest average water way fares at N2000 while Borno state recorded the lowest average water way fares at N145.
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