Nigerians can now travel on train freely without money all through the festive season as the Federal Government has declared free train rides from December 24, 2021 to January 4, 2022.
This was made known by the Managing Director, Nigeria Railway Corporation, Fidet Okhiria, On Friday in Abuja.
Fidet said that, the free train rides “is to ease movement of citizens during the yuletide.
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.
” 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.