The federal government of NIGERIA has declared free train rides for all citizens of the country from December 24 to January 4, 2022.

Mr. Fidet Okhiria, managing director of Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC) who disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Abuja said.

“The decision which was made in collaboration with the ministry of Transportation is to ease citizens movement during the Yuletide.

“This is to help ease the cost of transportation and enable citizens to easily enjoy the festive period.

“Passengers are however, advised to ensure they obtain their tickets from appropriate quarter 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 washing their hands, wearing facemasks and avoiding large groups.

He also pledges the federal government’s commitment to ensure the safety of passengers and trains during the period.

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