The Federal Government, on Friday, declared free train services across the country between December 24, 2021 and January 4, 2022, to commemorate the yuletide season.
According to a statement by the spokesman of the Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC), Mr. Mahmood Yakub said the free service covers all the standard gauge and narrow gauge services of the NRC across its network.
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 confirmed 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 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.”