Nigerian Railway Shuts Train Services Nationwide

The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) on Saturday announced the suspension of passengers’ train services in the country with effect from Monday.

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The NRC Deputy Director Public Relations, Mr Yakub Mahmood, who made this known on behalf of the Board and Management of the corporation in Lagos said, the suspension is in view of the report of the already known Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak.

“The board and management of the Nigerian Railway Corporation have decided to stop all passengers trains operation as from Monday 23rd March 2020.

“This is in view of the report of the already known Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak.

“Further information on the passengers’ train services will be made available in due cause to our esteemed passengers.”

Bashir Ahmad, Personal Assistant on New Media to the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), also made this disclosure on Saturday via his verified Twitter handle:

FLASH: The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) plans to suspend all passenger railway services in the country, part of the measures being taken by the Federal Govt to prevent the spread of coronavirus pandemic. The suspension is set to take effect on Monday, March 23. #COVID19

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