The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC), says the Abuja-Kaduna rail transportation has no definite date of resumption.
Saga Gist recalls that the Kaduna-Abuja train was attacked in March 2022, by bandits who killed several passengers, wounded others and kidnapped over 60 passengers.
This brought to a temporary closure the Abuja-Kaduna train service.
However, few days ago, there were social media reports of resuming the train service on November 24, 2022.
Clarifying its stand in a statement on Monday, Managing Director of Nigeria Railway Service (NRC), Fidet Okhiria, described the report as false, urging members of the public to disregard such false reports.
He stated that the federal government is making desperate efforts to resume the train transportation, but the definite date has not been fixed.
”I wish to inform the general public that the news is false because a definite date has not yet been fixed,” he said.
According to him, “it’s true that the Minister announced that we will resume services on that route this November and efforts are being made by all necessary quarters to ensure we resume before the end of November.”
The NRC Managing Director, while reiterating government’s efforts and commitment to securing the lives and properties of the esteemed passengers, also promised that necessary things would be put in place before resumption.