The federal government has disclosed that Nigerians will have to pay between N3,000 and N6,000 as transport fare for the Lagos-Ibadan train route.
This was disclosed on Friday in Abuja by the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi during the inauguration of the Governing Council of the Chartered Institute of Transport Administration of Nigeria.
He declared that he had received the mandate from President Muhammadu Buhari to inaugurate the Lagos/Ibadan rail project and the train services will be operational by January 2021.
So depending on the class of ticket, train tickets for the route will cost between N3,000 and N6,000 just like the Abuja-Kaduna route, Amaechi noted.
In his words, “I have received the mandate of President Muhammadu Buhari to inaugurate the Lagos/Ibadan rail project by January 2021 which will make Nigerians see the way the standard gauge railway look like.
“Today I approved the charges on passengers from Lagos to Ibadan, 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.”
Meanwhile, the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) on Friday, November 4, 2020, applied to withdraw a suit filed to stop the #EndSARS judicial panels of inquiries set up by state governments to probe alleged cases of police brutality and other cases of human rights abuses.
The notice to withdraw the suit by another NPF lawyer, Festus Ibude reads: “Take notice that the plaintiff herein intends to and doth hereby wholly withdraws its suit against all the defendants.”
Naija News earlier reported that the Nigeria Police Force had activated legal procedures to stop the #EndSARS judicial panels of inquiries.