The National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, says residents of Zamfara State paid the highest bus journey fare within city in March.
The NBS said this in Transport Fare Watch for March, 2019 published on its website.
The bureau said 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.
The report said the states with lowest bus journey fare within city were Abia (N131.75), Sokoto (N130.50) and Bauchi (N96.16).
The transport fare watch covered the following categories: bus journey within the city per drop on regular routes; intercity bus journeys and state routes as well as charge per person.
It also covered air fare charge for specified routes per journey; journey by motorcycle (Okada) per drop; and waterway passenger transport.
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).
In addition, it said 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.
The bureau said 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).
Field work for the report was done by over 700 NBS staff in all states of the federation supported by supervisors who were monitored by internal and external observers.
Fuel prices were collected across all the 774 Local Government Areas (LGAs) across all states and the FCT from over 10,000 respondents and locations.
It reflected actual prices households stated they actually bought those fuel together with the prices reportedly sold by the fuel suppliers.
The average of all these prices was then reported for each state and the average for the country is the average for the state.