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Tinubu orders 50% fares reduction on public transport during Xmas, New Year holidays



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President Bola Tinubu, on Wednesday, ordered a reduction of 50% fares on public transportation during the Christmas and New Year holidays.

The Minister of Solid Minerals, Dele Alake, at a press conference on Wednesday in Abuja on the presidential intervention in public transportation to celebrate the yuletide season, disclosed that the federal government has slashed the public transport fares for Nigerians by 50 per cent, noting that the presidential intervention will commence on Thursday, December 21, and end on January 4, 2024.


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Alake highlighted that President Tinubu approved of the fare cut intervention to demonstrate his love for Nigerians, observing that the intervention would facilitate the movement of Nigerians who want to travel to their hometowns and visit their loved ones, to do so without stress and the extra burden imposed by the high cost of transport this period.

According to the Minister, “It is in this wise that the Federal Government is announcing, beginning from tomorrow, a special discounted holiday season fare on road transport and zero-fare by rail across Nigeria.
“What this means is that from tomorrow, Nigerians willing to travel can board public transport via minibuses, luxury buses at a 50% discount of current cost and all our train services on the routes the trains currently serve at zero cost to and fro on their travels this holiday season.”

Alake maintained: “While we wish all Nigerians a great holiday season, we implore everyone to be law-abiding, be security conscious, be our brother’s keepers, and extend every goodwill to our families, friends and neighbours. We should continue to work within our sphere of influence to make our country the very best we all desire it to be.

“While we celebrate and enjoy all the social activities that come with the season, let us also remember to celebrate in moderation.”


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  1. Pain

    December 20, 2023 at 2:26 pm

    How is this going to happen? Would he reduce fuel price or pay the transit companies half the monies?

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