In the sprit of Christmas and new year, the Federal government of Nigeria has announced that there will free train services across the federation for 1 week.
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The free train services is expected to be in effect starting from today, 24th December (Christmas eve), till 4th January 2022, according to an announcement made by Mr. Mahmood Yakub, who is the sokesman of the Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC).
According to Mr. Mahmood, the free train applies to NRC Abuja-Kaduna train service, Lagos-Ibadan train service, Warri-Itakpe, Kano-Lagos; Minna-Kaduna and Aba-Port Harcourt routes.
NRC Managing Director, Engr. Fidet Okhiria disclosed that the decision was taken to ease movement of citizens during the yuletide.
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“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.”
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