On Sunday, Mu'azu Sambo, the minister of transportation, announced that the country's economic position will lead to an increase in the fare for rail service.
The minister said there would be night travel in addition to a reduction in the number of trips made each day.
While surveying the train station on Sunday in Kaduna, Sambo revealed this to the media.
The number of journeys would be lowered, he declared. You should naturally anticipate that some passengers won't feel comfortable boarding the train for obvious reasons.
He further stated that the number of trips per day would increase as the travelling population increased.
“We are human beings, we are bound to feel a little bit uncomfortable until we can see that every security measure has been put in place. So, we will reduce the number of trips and as the travelling population picks up, we will increase the number of trips but we will certainly not travel at night for now.
“Please, expect an increase in fares. I am having final consultation with the management of the Nigerian Railway Corporation and the management of the ministry to see whether it will be immediate or we will take a little time.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.