FG approves fare charges for Lagos-Ibadan rail

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By Chibuike Nwabuko

Abuja (Sundiata Post) – Federal Government has approved passengers’ charges on new rail standard guage which would begins operations by January.

Minister , Rotimi Amaechi, made disclosure during inauguration the Governing Council the Chartered Institute of Transport Administration of Nigeria (CIOTA) in Abuja on .

The theme for the 2nd Annual Summit is “Building Sustainable Transport Infrastructure in Nigeria :, Innovations and Technologies”.

Amaechi said: “I have received the mandate Muhammadu Buhari to inaugurate the / rail project by Jan. 2021 which makes Nigerians see the way the standard gauge railway looked like.

“Today I approved the charges on passengers from to , we just transfer how we charged from Abuja to .

“We charge N3,000 per Economy seat, N5,000 for Business class and N6,000 for First class, the same is applicable to Lagos to Ibadan.

“It should have started running by now before Mr inaugurate it by January.”

The minister said there had been tremendous changes in most the air terminals saying that the Minister would inform the public the completion of Lagos/Kano terminal.

Amaechi promised that the ministry would collaborate with CIOTA to enable them achieved their objectives.

He added that more than administration but without administration there would be no .

The minister said CIOTA role critical to the growth of transportation in Nigeria adding that the country had advanced a lot in the area of transportation.

The primary aim and objectives of the Institute is to advance the study, and practice of transport management and administration in Nigeria regardless of specialization within the industry; and to standards of practice and determines the knowledge and skills to be attained by seeking to become registered members of the Institute and practice as a Chartered Transportants.