The National Bureau of Statistics has revealed that air passengers paid more for specified routes on a single journey, month-on-month and year-on-year in November.
The average fare paid by travellers increased by 0.13 per cent month-on-month and by 18.47 per cent year-on-year to N36,301.74 in November 2020 from N36,256.08 in October.
According to the NBS, states with the highest airfares were Anambra/Cross River N38,500; Lagos N38,400 and Jigawa N38,260; while states with the lowest airfares were Akwa Ibom N32,500; Sokoto N33,200; and Gombe N34,550.
The report covered bus journey within the city per drop constant route; bus journey intercity, state route, charge per person; airfare charge for specified routes single journey; journey by motorcycle per drop; and waterway passenger transport.
The NBS said the average fare paid by commuters for bus journey within the city increased by 3.61 per cent month-on-month and by 73.84 per cent year-on-year to N333.86 in November from N322.22 in October.
Similarly, the average fare paid by commuters in intercity buses increased by 1.39 per cent month-on-month and by 36.38 per cent year-on-year to N2,240.66 in November from N2,209.84 in October.
The statistics office ranked the states with the highest bus journey fare within the city as Zamfara with N595.22; Bauchi, N510.65; and Nasarawa, N438.45 while states with the lowest bus journey fares within the city were Abia N195.24; Borno N213.21; and Kebbi N220.30.
Also, states with the highest bus journey fare intercity were the FCT N4,380.40; Lagos and Sokoto N3,100; while states with lowest bus journey fare within city were Bayelsa N1,500.10; Enugu N1,597.10; and Bauchi N1,642.12.
The average fare paid by commuters for journey by motorcycle per drop increased by 4.13 per cent month-on-month and by 120.15 per cent year-on-year to N276.38 in November from N265.41 in October.
The average fare paid by passengers for waterway passenger transport also increased by 0.86 per cent month-on-month and by 35.39 per cent year-on-year to N756.84 in November from N750.42 in October.