Lagos-Ibadan Train Tickets Will Cost N3,000 To N6,000 – FG


Federal Government has approved charges on the new Lagos-Ibadan rail standard gauge which would begin operations by January 2021.

Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, disclosed this on Friday during the inauguration of the Governing Council of the Chartered Institute of Transport Administration (CIOTA) of Nigeria in Abuja.

While speaking, he revealed that the train ticket would cost between N3,000 to N6,000, stressing;

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 looked 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.

According to the Minister, there had been tremendous changes in most of the air terminals, adding that the Minister of Aviation will inform the public of the completion of Lagos/Kano terminal.

Amaechi promised that the ministry would collaborate with CIOTA to enable them achieved their objectives.

He added that transportation was more than administration but without administration there would be no transportation.

The minister said that the ministry would collaborate with CIOTA to enable them to achieved their objectives.

Amaechi noted that CIOTA role was critical to the growth of transportation in Nigeria, adding that the country had advanced a lot in the area of transportation.

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