Nigerian government extends free train rides until Sunday

Nigerian government extends free train rides until Sunday

The federal government has extended its free rail ride initiative until Sunday to further ease financial pressure on travelers heading to various destinations after the festive period.

The Managing Director of the Nigerian Railway Corporation, NRC, Mr. Fidet Ohilia, disclosed this to reporters in Lagos on Thursday.

He said the decision was taken in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Transport to ease the movement of Nigerians who traveled during the festival period.

Ohlia Airlines urged passengers to continue booking tickets online to avoid crowding at various terminals.

The NRC chief appealed to passengers to ensure they obtain free tickets from appropriate locations to enable them to access and board the train.

He praised the federal government for the extension, adding that the measure would ease the burden of travel costs for travelers.

DAILY POST recalls that the NRC, in line with the directives of President Bola Tinubu, announced that free rail rides would begin from December 21, 2023 for all passenger services.

The free service was originally scheduled to end on Thursday, but was later extended until Sunday.


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