FG declares free train service

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The Federal Government today had declared free train services across the country.

Spokesman of the Nigeria Railway Corporation, Mahmood Yakub, in a statement said the free services can be enjoyed by Nigerians between December 24 and January 4.

He said the free service covers all the standard gauge and narrow-gauge services of the corporation 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 Managing Director of the Nigeria Railway Corporation, Engr. Fidet Okhiria, who also spoke on the development, said the decision which was made in collaboration with the Ministry of Transportation, is to ease movement of citizens during the yuletide.

He also reiterated the federal government’s commitment to ensure the safety of passengers and trains during the period.