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See Nigerian State Where Residents Paid Highest Bus Fare In March

A report by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) says residents of Zamfara state, northwest Nigeria, paid the highest bus journey fare within city in March.

See Nigerian State Where Residents Paid Highest Bus Fare In March
See Nigerian State Where Residents Paid Highest Bus Fare In March

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A report by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) says residents of Zamfara state, northwest Nigeria, paid the highest bus journey fare within city in March.

Concise News understands that the NBS said this in its Transport Fare Watch for March, 2019, published on its website.

According to the NBS, the residents paid N308. 57 followed by residents of Cross River and Abuja who paid N280.00 and N276.67 per bus fare in the month.

It was gathered that the states with lowest bus journey fare within city were Abia (N131.75), Sokoto (N130.50) and Bauchi (N96.16).

According to the report, average fare paid by commuters for bus journey within the city increased by 2.14 per cent month-on-month and by 12.65 per cent year-on-year from N177.57 in February to N181.36 in March.

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

It, however, said that states with highest bus journey fare intercity were Abuja FCT (N4,000.00), Borno (N2536.30) and Adamawa (N2,406.67).

According to the report, states with lowest bus journey fare within city were Bayelsa (N1,000.33), Bauchi (N983.33) and Enugu (N947.37).

Also, the report said average fare paid by air passengers for specified routes single journey decreased by – 0.20 per cent month-on-month.

It said the fare decreased by -2.12 per cent year-on-year to N30,620.19 in March 2019 from N30,681.93 in February.

It was also learned that states with highest air fare were Kwara (N35,200.00), Abuja FCT (N35,000.00) and Jigawa (N35,000.00) while States with lowest air fare were Nasarawa (N25,398.53), Katsina (N25,125.00), and Oyo (N25,000.00).

John Andah is a fine-grained journalist. He has been a member of the fourth estate for nearly a decade. He loves the smell of a good lead, and has a penchant for finding out something nobody else knows. John is Snr Asst Editor at Concise News.

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