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Christmas: Tinubu cuts bus fare by 50%, declares free train trips in Nigeria

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President Bola Tinubu has approved a 50 percent cut in land transportation fares from December 21 to January 4, 2024, across Nigeria, covering Christmas and New Year celebrations.

The President has also approved zero fare for train transportation in all the states of the federation within the same period.

The Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Mr. Dele Alake, disclosed this while briefing journalists at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

He said that all the logistics for the implementation have been worked out between the Minister of Transportation, the transport unions and luxury buses owners.

According to him, “This presidential initiative is to give succor to the masses. “It is on record that the masses don’t patronise air travel. This programme is not beyond the affordability of the government.”

However, Alake said air travel was excluded from the initiative because the initiative is targeted at the masses.

“The initiative is for the masses. Air is luxury. The masses don’t use air transport. So they are our main target,” he explained.

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