According to the Nigeria Bureau of Statistics (NBS), Lagos state is one of the states with the highest motorcycle fare per drop in the month of December 2018, with the fares averaging ₦187, 50.
This was contained in ‘The Transport Fare Watch’ report for December 2018 released Thursday, 17thJanuary 2019 by the agency.
In the report, “Average fare paid by commuters for journey by motorcycle per drop increased by -2.79% month-on-month and 5.49% year-on-year to N118.35 in December 2018 from N121.76 in November 2018. States with highest journey fare by motorcycle per drop were Edo (N194.00), Rivers (N189.29) and Lagos (N187.50) while states with lowest journey fare by motorcycle per drop were Adamawa (N50.00) Bauchi (N61.11) and Jigawa (N61.54).”
Similarly, “Average fare paid by air passengers for specified routes single journey decreased by -4.06% month-on-month and by -5.73% year-on-year to N31,471.62 in December 2018 from N32,804.05 in November 2018. States with highest air fare were Lagos (N36, 500.00), Abuja FCT (N38, 500.00) and Jigawa (N38, 500.00) while States with lowest air fare were Oyo (N25, 000.00), Taraba (N25,500.00), and Katsina (N23,750.00).”
A cross-section of commuters in Lagos State had gotten angry over high transport fares, blaming drivers for not being considerate during the yuletide season.
The Transport Fare Watch report for December 2018 covers the following categories namely bus journey within the city per drop constant route; bus journey intercity, state route, charge per person; air fare charge for specified routes single journey; journey by motorcycle (Okada) per drop; and water way passenger transport.