The Federal Government in collaboration with the Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC), on Friday, announced that it will be offering free train rides to citizens during the yuletide season from December 24, 2021 to January 4, 2022.
The gesture by the government is to help ease the movement of Nigerians during the festive period as well as ease the cost of transportation during the period.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), this disclosure was made by the Managing Director of NRC, Mr Fidet Okhiria, during an interview on Friday, December 24, 2021, in Abuja.
What the Managing Director of NRC is saying during the interview
Okhiria urged passengers to get their tickets from appropriate quarters at no cost in order to gain access to the trains and ensure they observe Covid-19 protocols.
The NRC boss in his statement 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 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. “
He also reiterated the federal government’s commitment to ensure the safety of passengers and trains during the period.