Lagos-Ibadan train tickets will cost N3,000 to N6,000 —FG




The Federal Government has approved charges on the new - rail standard gauge which would begin operations by January 2021.

The Minister of , , made the disclosure during the inauguration of the Governing Council of the Chartered Institute of Transport Administration of Nigeria in Abuja on Friday.

He said the ticket would cost between N3,000 to N6,000.

said, “I have received the mandate of President Muhammadu Buhari to inaugurate the / rail project by January 2021 which will make 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 Kaduna.

“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. President inaugurates it by January.”

The minister said that the ministry would collaborate with CIOTA to enable them to achieved their objectives.

He said CIOTA role was critical to the growth of in Nigeria, adding that the country had advanced a lot in the area of .

Meanwhile, the Chartered Institute of Transport Administration of Nigeria, says the institute has begun the process of making a “professional sector” in the country.

The National President and Chairman of Council, Dr Bashir Jamoh, made this known during the 2nd National Transport Summit, annual general meeting, and Governing Council inauguration in Abuja.

Jamoh said the move was to ensure that the sector achieved the global best standards and practices.

(NAN)

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