The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) has announced the commencement of e-ticketing for train services on the Abuja-Kaduna route.

The NRC Managing Director, Fidet Okhria, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday, January 13 in Abuja that the process would be on test run for a week before its formal inauguration on Wednesday, January 20.

His words:

“We have commenced the e-ticketing for the Abuja -Kaduna train service today. We intend to test-run this process for about a week after which the formal inauguration will be done at the Ministry of Transportation on Jan. 20.

“The essence of this e-ticketing is to enable people to access tickets easily with fewer hurdles and especially during this period of social distancing due to the COVID-19 pandemic.”

The minister of transportation, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi also confirmed that the e-ticketing initiative has commenced in a social media post.

Some Nigerians have been commenting on the initiative via social media.

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Dabia Smith wrote on Twitter:

About time NRC digitize and also play safe during the pandemic. Can’t say much for the bad eggs amongst them. I hope this will bring about the best service Nigerians clamour for.