REPORT: Prices On Transport Fare Increased In 2020

 REPORT: Prices On Transport Fare Increased In 2020

Buses queued by the side of the road to pick up passengers at Oshodi, One of the largest bus parks in Lagos. Oshodi, Lagos.

A report by the National Bureau of Statistics shows that the average price spent on transportation increased in December 2020. This increase might not be unconnected to the yuletide season which usually comes with the high cost of goods and services.

The Transport Fare Watch report covers the categories including bus journey within the city per drop constant route; bus journey intercity, state route, the charge per person; airfare 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 to N354.49 in December 2020 from N333.86 in November 2020, a 6.18 percent.

“States with the highest bus journey fare within city were Zamfara (N600.50), Bauchi (N526.30), and Cross River (N458.07) while States with lowest bus journey fare within city were Abia(N200.50), Anambra (N242.23), and Borno (N243.12).

“Average fare paid by commuters for bus journey intercity increased to N2,532.19 in December 2020 from N2,240.66 in November 2020, a 4.98percent.

“States with highest bus journey fare intercity were Abuja FCT (N4,415.73), Sokoto (N3,255.20), and Lagos (N3,250.60) while States with lowest bus journey fare within city were Bayelsa (N1,550.73), Bauchi (N1,600.70), and Akwa Ibom (N1,700.54).

Kehinde Ogunyale

Freelance Investigative and Data Journalist

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