The Federal Government on Friday announced the approval of transport fares of N3,000 to N6,000 on the new Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge rail line scheduled to commence commercial operations in January. The amount to be paid depends on the class of seat booked by the traveler.
The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi announced the approval during the inauguration of the governing council of the Chartered Institute of Transport Administration of Nigeria in Abuja.
According to the Minister, President Muhammadu Buhari had mandated the ministry to ensure the inauguration of the Lagos-Ibadan railway in January.
“Today, I approved the charges for passengers from Lagos to Ibadan. We just transferred how we charged from Abuja to Kaduna,” he said.
Amaechi added that N3,000 per economy seat; N5,000 for business class and N6,000 for first class.