The federal government has disclosed that Nigerians will have to pay between N3,000 and N6,000 as transport fare for the Lagos-Ibadan train route.
This was disclosed on Friday in Abuja by the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi during the inauguration of the Governing Council of the Chartered Institute of Transport Administration of Nigeria.
He declared that he had received the mandate from President Muhammadu Buhari to inaugurate the Lagos/Ibadan rail project and the train services will be operational by January 2021.
He pointed out that train tickets for the route will cost between N3,000 and N6,000 just like the Abuja-Kaduna route, depending on the class of the ticket.
In his words, “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 look 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.”