Residents of Zamfara, Bauchi, Ekiti States, according to National Bureau of Statistics (NBS’) latest report, paid the highest bus journey fares within city in February,
The NBS, in the report titled: ‘Transport Fare Watch Report for February’ released Wednesday, March 23, said residents of Zamfara paid an average of N620.15, residents of Bauchi paid N530.10 and those in Ekiti paid N475.25 in the month under review.
The Beureau of Statistics noted that states with the lowest bus journey fares within the city were Oyo N190.45, Abia N208.55 and Borno N250.72.
The report read that the average fare paid by commuters for bus journey within the city increased by 2.60 per cent month on month and by 78.08 per cent year on year to N361.31 in February from N352.15 in January.
The transport fare watch report for February 2021 covers the following categories: bus journey within the city per drop constant route, bus journey intercity, state route, charge per person, airfare charge for specific routes single journey, journey by motorcycle (okada) per drop and waterway passenger transport.
States with the highest bus journey fares intercity were Abuja FCT N4,500.88, Sokoto N3,350.60 and Lagos N3,340.60 while the states with the lowest bus journey fare within city were Bayelsa N1,650.32, Bauchi N1,690.80 and Enugu N1,700.00.
The NBS, in its report, noted that states with highest air fare were Delta/Lagos (N38,600.00), Anambra/Bayelsa (N38,500.00), Bauchi (N38,400.00) while States with lowest air fare were Akwa-Ibom (N32,500.00), Sokoto (N33,600.00), and Gombe (N35,000.00).
Meanwhile, Techeconomy.ng reported that the NBS declared that inflation rose by 13.22 in August, making it the highest in 28 months.
In August 2020, all items index on year-on-year (YoY) basis was highest in Kogi (17.29%), Bauchi (15.77%), and Ebonyi and Yobe (14.71%), while Lagos (11.45%), Kwara (11.22%), and Abuja (11.17%) recorded the slowest rise in headline Year on Year inflation.
This was contained in a report released on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 by the National Bureau of Statistics.
According to the report, on month-on-month (MoM) basis, however, all items inflation was highest in Ondo (2.20%), Ogun (2.07%) and Abia (1.87%), while Plateau (0.72%), Zamfara (0.60%) and Sokoto (0.54%) recorded the slowest rise in headline month on month inflation.