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Yuletide: FG declares free train rides from Dec 24 to Jan 4

Maryam Abdullahi

The federal government has declared free train rides for citizens starting from December 24 to January 4, 2022.

Fidet Okhiria, managing director of the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC), disclosed this on Friday during an interview with journalists in Abuja.

”The decision which was made in collaboration with the Ministry of Transportation, is to ease movement of citizens during the yuletide,” NAN quoted him as saying.

”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.”

He added that the federal government is committed to ensuring the protection of passengers using trains during the festive season.


Earlier, the NRC increased the number of daily travels on Lagos-Ibadan train service.

The corporation said the trains will start operating from 8 am on December 20, 2021, to 4 pm on January 9, 2022.

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