By Babajide Okeowo
In the spirit of the Yuletide season, the Federal Government through the Ministry of Transportation has declared passenger trains across the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) system free of charge during the period.
This development was contained in a communique from the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC). According to the corporation, this gesture is to enable Nigerians to travel and celebrate Christmas.
The spokesman for the corporation, Yakub Mahmood, said passengers trains on both standard and narrow gauge lines, which include Abuja to Kaduna, Lagos to Ibadan, Warri to Itakpe, Kano to Lagos, Minna to Kaduna, Abba to Port Harcourt routes are now all free from today Friday 24th December 2021 to Tuesday 4th January 2022 inclusive.
The NRC, however, noted that all boarding tickets due process by “valued customers must be complied with but not paid, while COVID-19 protocols also must be strictly observed on board”.
While wishing all Nigerians a happy Christmas and prosperous New Year, the corporation appealed to them to use the Federal Government’s kind gesture to pray for the country.