By CrossRiverWatch Admin
Cross River State came third behind Edo and Borno states with the highest air fares in February 2017, Transport Fare Watch statistics from the National Bureau of Statistics show.
The averaged air fare paid was NGN35,758, which makes it NGN130 shy of Borno’s NGN35,878 and NGN4,242 shy of that of Edo state which topped the list with an average air fare of NGN40,000.
‘‘Average fare paid by air passengers for specified routes single journey dropped by 0.24 per cent month-on-month and increased by 27.34 per cent year-on-year to N30,718.10 in February from N30,793.43 in January” the NBS said.
The state however came second in the list of highest water fares with an average of NGN1,700.00K behind Delta at NGN1,633.33 and Bayelsa State at NGN1,933.33K.
The report showed that the average water fare increased 19.29 per cent year-on-year to N569.68 from to N592.68.
Cross River State also came second on the list of highest bus journey fare within city in January with an average of NGN223.33 paid behind Abuja’s NGN257.50.
The report said that; ‘‘Average fare paid by commuters for bus journey within the city increased by 0.01 per cent month-on-month and by 50.42 per cent year-on-year to N122.85 in February from N122.83 in January.”