FROM Hadiza A Garba, Maiduguri
The Nigerian Railway Corporation has concluded plans to resume the Lagos-Kano express train service which was suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Regional District Manager, Engr Jerry Oche, said the NRC will revive the Lagos-Kano long haul trip with the movement of over 6000 pipes belonging to the Kaduna State Water Corporation to Zaria.
Speaking with newsmen after he was conferred with the award of Best Railway District Manager, Oche said the Lagos-Kano narrow gauge track is now ready for resumption of activities.
Added that the authorities would immediately commence the Lagos-Kano passenger service to avoid vandalization of the tracks.
He said because of the suspension of activities due to the COVID-19 outbreak, some individuals began to vandalize the tracks.
Oche disclosed that many people have been arrested and currently in the custody of the Railway Police Command for vandalization of the tracks on the Lagos-Kano axis.