Mr David Ndakotsu, Assistant Director, Public Relations of the NRC, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that some 560,000 people out of the 2.5 million were conveyed from Lagos to other parts of the country.
He said that one of the major challenges facing the NRC was the persistent flooding that usually slowed the movement of goods and passengers on inter-state trips.
“Another challenge is passengers’ refusal to abide by the rules, hanging on doors of moving trains as a way of avoiding purchase of train tickets,’’ he said.
He said that a bill had been passed by the National Assembly to amend the Railway Act of 1995, which only allowed government participation.
Ndakotsu said that the amendment of the law would facilitate private sector participation in rendering rail services to the populace. (NAN)