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FG Declares Free Train Rides Nationwide For Yuletide Travelers



The Federal Government has declared free train services across the country from Friday, 24th December, 2021 to January 4, 2022.

This was made known by the spokesman of the Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC), Mr. Mahmood Yakub, said in a statement.

The free service covers all the standard gauge and narrow gauge services of the NRC across its network, the statement read.

These include the Abuja-Kaduna train service, Lagos-Ibadan train service, Warri-Itakpe, Kano-Lagos; Minna-Kaduna and Aba-Port Harcourt.

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 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.”

More so, he reiterated the federal government’s commitment to ensure the safety of passengers and trains during the period.