JUST IN: FG Declares One-Week Free Train Rides Nationwide

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On Friday, the federal government declared all train services across the country to be free.

Nigerians can make use of the free services between December 24 and January 4, 2022, according to Mr. Mahmood Yakub, spokesman for the Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC).


According to him, the free service covers all of the NRC’s standard and narrow gauge services across its network.


The Abuja-Kaduna train service, the Lagos-Ibadan train service, Warri-Itakpe, Kano-Lagos, Minna-Kaduna, and Aba-Port Harcourt train services are among them.


The NRC Managing Director, Engr. Fidet Okhiria, who also spoke on the development, said, “The decision which was made in collaboration with the Ministry of Transportation, is to ease movement of citizens during the yuletide.


“This is to help ease the cost of transportation and enable citizens to move easily enjoy the festive period.


“Passengers are, however, advised to ensure they obtain their tickets from appropriate quarters at no cost, to enable them gain access and enter the trains.


“All passengers are also enjoined to observe and obey COVID-19 rules by wearing of face mask, washing and sanitising of hands.”

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