April 15, 2024
E-Ticketing In Lagos-Ibadan, Warri-Itakpe Train Takes Off
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E-Ticketing In Lagos-Ibadan, Warri-Itakpe Train Takes Off

Two weeks after its launch by the Minister of Transportation, Senator Saidu Alkali, the much-awaited electronic ticketing solution has finally been deployed on the Lagos-Ibadan Train Service as well as Warri-Itakpe Train Service two years after the process was started.

In November 2021, the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC) presented an Outline Business Case (OBC) certificate for the proposed electronic ticketing solutions for the two Train Services to the Nigerian Railway Corporation, NRC.

With the OBC, it was projected that the Federal Government would generate N12.4bn and N9.6bn on both train services in four years (2021-2025).

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A video recently went viral showing some staff members of the NRC collecting money from passengers on the Lagos-Ibadan Train Service without issuing tickets. The issue generated mixed reactions on social media, forcing the NRC management to suspend the staff and subsequently terminate their appointment after the conclusion of the investigation.

However, with the deployment of e-ticketing, passengers say issues of ticket racketeering, short-changing of government in terms of remitting in-appropriate revenue would be a thing of the past.

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