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States Where Residents Paid Lowest Bus Fare In March

The National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, says residents of Abia, Sokoto and Bauchi states paid the lowest bus journey fare within city in March.

The NBS said this in Transport Fare Watch for March 2019 published on its website.

The Transport fare watch report covers the following categories namely bus journey within the city per drop constant route; bus journey intercity, state route, a charge per person; airfare charge for specified routes single journey; journey by motorcycle (Okada) per drop; and waterway passenger transport.

The report said the average fare paid by commuters for bus journey within the city increased by 2.14% month-on-month and by 12.65% year-on-year to N181.36 in March 2019 from N177.57 in February 2019.

According to the report, states with highest bus journey fare within city were Zamfara (N308.57), Cross River (N280.00) and Abuja FCT (N276.67) while States with lowest bus journey fare within city were Abia (N131.75), Sokoto (N130.50) and Bauchi (N96.16).

Also, the report said average fare paid by commuters for bus journey intercity increased by 2.85% month-on-month and decreased by -4.58% year-on-year to N1,592.07 in March 2019 from N1,548.01 in February 2019.

“States with highest bus journey fare intercity were Abuja FCT (N4,000.00), Borno (N2536.30) and Adamawa (N2,406.67) while States with lowest bus journey fare within city were Bayelsa (N1000.33), Bauchi (N983.33) and Enugu (N947.37)”.

The report further disclosed that average fare paid by air passengers for specified routes single journey decreased by -0.20% month-on-month and -2.12% year-on-year to N30,620.19 in March 2019 from N30,681.93 in February 2019.

"States with the highest airfare were Kwara (N35,200.00), Abuja FCT (N35,000.00) and Jigawa (N35,000.00) while States with the lowest airfare were Nasarawa (N25,398.53), Katsina (N25,125.00), and Oyo (N25,000.00)".

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