The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has released its monthly reports showing the average transport fare paid by travellers across States in November.
As released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), reports affirm that the average price paid per drop by travellers as transport fare skyrocketed in November from N265.41 to N276.38.
This constitute a 4.13% increase in the transport fare paid, month-by-month basis and 120.15% year-on-year, from N125.54 in the corresponding period in November 2019.
For instance, motorcycle (okada) commuters in Niger (N1,520.46) paid more, followed by Kogi (N390.15) and Taraba (N360.40), while commuters in Adamawa (N75.99), Katsina (N110.40) and Kebbi (N140.28) paid the least.
The average fare paid by Nigerian commuters for bus journeys within the city skyrocketed by 73.84% year-on-year. It increased from N192.05 recorded in November 2019 to N333.86 in November 2020 and month-on-month increase of 3.61% from N322.22 in October 2020.
Travelers in Zamfara paid (N595.22), followed by Bauchi (N510.65) and Nasarawa (N438.45), while commuters in Abia (N195.24), Borno (N213.21) and Kebbi (N220.30) paid the least.
The average fare paid by commuters for bus journey between city increased by 1.39% month-on-month and by 36.38% year-on-year to N2,240.66 in November 2020 from N2,209.84 in October 2020.
In Abuja FCT, travelers paid the highest (N4,380.40). This is followed by Lagos, which pay (N3,100.00). Sokoto, Bayelsa, Enugu and Bauchi paid N3,100.00, N1,500.10, N1,597.10 and N1,642.12 respectively.
Meanwhile, pertaining to air travel, the average fare paid by air passengers for specified routes single journey increased by 0.13% month-on-month and by 18.47% year-on-year to N36,301.74 in November 2020 from N36,256.08 in October 2020.
Passengers in Anambra/ Cross River (N38,500.00) paid more, followed by Lagos (N38,400.00), Jigawa (N38,260.00), while passengers in Akwa Ibom (N32,500.00), Sokoto (N33,200.00), and Gombe (N34,550.00) paid the least.
On water, the average fare paid by passengers for waterway transport increased by 0.86% month-on-month and by 35.39% year-on-year to N756.84 in November 2020 from N750.42 in October 2020.
Passengers in Delta (N2,294.23) paid the highest, followed by Bayelsa (N2,215.65). In Rivers, commuters pay as high as (N2,185.10), while passengers in Borno (N229.10), Gombe (N280.10) and Kebbi (N300.00) paid the least.