Mr. Fidet Okhiria, Managing Director, Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC) said the Federal Government of Nigeria has declared free train rides for citizens from December 24 to January 4, 2022.
Okhiria in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)
on Friday in Abuja, said it was in collaboration with the Ministry of Transportation.
He also reiterated the federal government’s commitment to ensure the safety of passengers and trains during the period.
“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 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 masks, washing and sanitizing of hands,” he said.