The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi, has ordered the commencement of train services on the Abuja-Kaduna rail corridor before Eid-el-Kabir. This is even as Amaechi urged officials of the Nigerian Railway Services, NRC, to ensure that preventive and protective COVID-19 measures are put in place before the reopening of railway services.
Amaechi gave the instruction yesterday while inspecting newly acquired coaches deployed to run on the Abuja-Kaduna rail line. Tweeting on @ChibuikeAmaechi, the minister said,
“We just conducted an inspection of the new coaches on the Abuja-Kaduna rail line. Social distancing is set as the new normal with end to end the sitting arrangement.”