No NIN, no practice journey, Nigerian govt says as Abuja–Kaduna route resumes on Monday

Rail companies alongside the Abuja-Kaduna route will restart on Monday, December 5, 2022, however Nigerians who’re but to register for his or her Nationwide Identification Numbers (NIN) won’t be able to benefit from the companies.

This was disclosed by Mu’azu Sambo, Nigeria’s minister of transportation, who issued a directive, on Sunday, prohibiting anyone with out a Nationwide Identification Quantity from boarding.

The minister stated that 90% of the safety measures wanted have been in place earlier than the beginning of companies.

“I believe we’re 90 per cent prepared so far as what we’re set to do is worried.

“The remaining 10 per cent I’m certain could be achieved within the subsequent couple of days for full resumption of practice companies.

“Your buy of a ticket requires you to supply a telephone quantity and a nationwide identification quantity with a view to profile, as a result of that’s the starting of the safety checks.

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“So, at any time limit when a practice strikes from one station to a different we all know who and who’re on board.

“If you happen to don’t have a NIN, you aren’t going to board our practice. It is so simple as that.

“In case you are a minor, an grownup pays for you and can register for you and an grownup can solely register for no more than 4 minors,” Sambo stated.

Confirming the recommencement of the rail companies, Fidet Okhiria, the managing director of the Nigeria Railway Company, instructed the Information Company of Nigeria on Thursday that each one was ready for the companies to renew.

Okhiria urged Nigerians who needed to make use of the service to begin upgrading their cellular apps on December 3 with a view to efficiently e book the journey.

The NRC boss confirmed that the rail companies would start with two rail journeys from Abuja to Kaduna and vice versa.

“AK 1 will depart Idu Station at 9:45am and arrive Rigasa Station at 11:53am.

“KA 2 will depart Rigasa at 8:00am and arrive Idu station at 10:17am.

“AK 3 will depart Idu Station at 3:30pm and arrive Rigasa Station at 5:38pm.

“And KA 4 will depart Rigasa at 2pm and arrive Idu Station at 4:07pm.”

He additionally assured the group’s distinguished passengers of the Federal Authorities’s dedication to preserving the protection of individuals and property on board its practice always.

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