Nigerians Will Pay #6,000 For First Class Seat On New Lagos-Ibadan Rail – Amaechi

The transport minister and former governor of Rivers state, Rotimi Amaechi has let it out to the public, especially Nigerians interested in journeying via Rail that they will have to pay a sum of Six thousand Naira for first class seat on the new Lagos-Ibadan rail.


The Minister of Transportation disclosed during the inauguration of the Governing Council of the Chartered Institute of Transport Administration of Nigeria (CIOTA) in Abuja on Friday.⁣

Amaechi said: “I have received the mandate of President Muhammadu Buhari to inaugurate the Lagos/Ibadan rail project by January 2021 which will make Nigerians see the way the standard gauge railway looked like.”⁣

Rotimi Amaechi

He went further to emphasis on the price for each trip, saying; “Today I approved the charges on passengers from Lagos to Ibadan, we just transfer how we charged from Abuja to Kaduna.⁣ We charge N3,000 per Economy seat, N5,000 for Business class and N6,000 for First class, the same is applicable to Lagos to Ibadan.⁣”

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The minister said that the ministry would collaborate with CIOTA to enable them effectively achieve their objectives.⁣ He said that the role of CIOTA is critical to the growth of transportation in Nigeria and that it is apparent that the country had advanced a lot in the area of transportation.⁣

Meanwhile, the Chartered Institute of Transport Administration of Nigeria (CIOTA), says the institute has begun the process of making transportation a professional sector in the country.

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