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Yuletide: FG Declares Free Train Rides From Dec 24 To Jan 4

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The Nigeria Labour Congress, the Centre for Social Justice and other economic analysts have lambasted the Federal Government over the high cost of rail projects under construction in parts of Nigeria.

The Federal Government has declared free train rides for citizens from December 24, 2021 to January 4, 2022.

Managing Director, Nigeria Railway Corporation, Fidet Okhiria, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Friday in Abuja.

He 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.

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” 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 ensuring the safety of passengers and trains during the period.

Credit: NAN

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