NBS: Transport Fare Rises In February

 NBS: Transport Fare Rises In February

The transport fare paid by passengers for bus, motorcycle and waterway journeys rose in February 2020. The increase was attributed to the slight increase in petrol price during the period. This was contained in its ‘Transport fare Watch’ report for February 2021 released by the National Bureau of Statistics.

The report said the fare paid by commuters for intra-city bus journeys increased by 2.6 percent Month-on-Month to N361.31 in February 2021 from N352.15 in January 2021. Similarly, fare paid by commuters for journeys by motorcycle per drop increased by 3 per cent to N266.74 in February 2021 from N259.33 in January 2021.

Also, fare paid by passengers for water way passenger transport also increased by one per cent MoM to N794.02 in February 2021 from N786.19 in January 2021.

However, fare paid by air passengers for specified routes single journey decreased by 0.02 percent MoM to N36, 458 in February 2021 from N36, 463 in January 2021. According to the report: ”States with the highest bus journey fare within the city were Zamfara (N620.15), Bauchi (N530.10) and Ekiti (N475.25).

“While States with lowest bus journey fare within the city were Oyo (N190.45), Abia (N208.55) and Borno (N250.72).”

Kehinde Ogunyale

Freelance Investigative and Data Journalist

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