The resumption of services at the Abuja-Kaduna train service has been postponed till further notice.
The Federal Government announced the resumption extension today, Sunday through the Ministry of Transportation.
Though he did not tell when the services will resume, the Minister of Transportation, Mu’azu Sambo, disclosed that it wouldn’t be long before the train service resumes work.
Naija News recalls that the government had announced earlier that the Abuja-Kaduna train services would resume before the end of November 2022.
The Nigerian Railway Corporation suspended its services on the route in March 2022 when terrorists attacked and abducted scores of passengers heading to Kaduna. Scores of people were killed in the attack.
Subsequently, those who were abducted regained their freedom, in batches. The government had since declared through the Managing Director of Nigeria Railway Corporation, Fidet Okhiria, that it would not resume services on the route until the situation report from the incident is satisfactory.
However, with three days left for the month to end, Sambo on Sunday told newsmen in Kaduna that the resumption of services at the station is extended.
Naija News understands that the Minister disclosed this after an inspection tour to access the state of readiness between Abuja-Kaduna rail services before the commencement of operations.
According to the minister, the FG has introduced a new system of purchasing tickets, which he said is the beginning of security checks, adding that it will enable them to ascertain who boards the train at every point in time.