Nigeria’s Minister of Transportation, Mu’azu Sambo has expressed 90 per cent readiness over the commencement of the Abuja-Kaduna train services.
The Minister spoke to journalists at the Rigasa train Terminal, in Kaduna shortly after a brief inspection of the Abuja, Idu train station and the Rigasa, Kaduna Terminal.
While fielding questions from journalists, the minister disclosed that the number of daily trips would be reduced and the use of National Identity Number would be strictly requested as part of strategies to secure passengers.
He stated that the Ministry in partnership with the Nigeria Railway Corporation and other bodies would begin profiling all train subscribers.
He said moves have been made to beef up the number of security personnel, including deployment of hi-tech security apparatus to boost security.
The Minister, however, expressed satisfaction over the infrastructural situation of the Rigasa terminal in Kaduna, adding that more would be done to enhance train services.