The Federal Government has announced free train rides for citizens starting from December 24 to January 4, 2022.
The managing director of the Nigerian Railway Corporation, NRC, Fidget Okhiria, made this disclosure 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 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 to 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 also 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 the Lagos-Ibadan train service. The corporation said the trains will start operating on December 20, 2021, from 8 am to 4 pm on January 9, 2022.