FG rules out restarting railway services

The Federal Government has ruled out the possibility of restarting railway operations as part of measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease.

Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, who disclosed this via his Twitter account said this is important so that trains don’t become conduits of circulation for the deadly coronavirus disease.

The minister said when operations finally begin, commuters must comply with all health protocols including social distancing, use of face masks, amongst others as outlined by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.

The Nigerian Railway Corporation had in March suspended all passenger services in the country to curb the spread of the lethal virus.

Amaechi posted on his Twitter handle on Saturday night, “We’re not in a hurry to start train operations because of the danger of covid19 spread. When we start, all health and safety protocols must apply. You will not enter a train if you don’t adhere to our rules. The train will not move if passengers do not comply. “

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