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Lagos-Ibadan railway: NRC suspends workers who collected cash from passengers

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The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) has suspended some of its workers who appeared in a now viral video, collecting cash from passengers onboard a Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge train.

In a statement signed on Wednesday by the Corporations Deputy Director, Public Relations, Yakub Mahmood, the Corporation condemned the actions of the workers, stating that it is a flagrant disobedience of laid down rules guiding the operations of the NRC.

“This misconduct is regrettable and unacceptable as it negates the tenets and norms of the Corporation. The Corporation has therefore placed the identified erring officers on immediate suspension pending the outcome of the in-depth investigation already ongoing by the Management Committee set up to look into the issue.

“Our esteemed passengers and the general public are assured that this unwholesome attitude and image dent to the Corporation by any staff will not be tolerated nor treated with any levity. Accordingly, disciplinary proceedings in line with the extant rules citing relevant sections of the NRC General Rules and Public Service Rules (PSR) will definitely be visited on all those found wanting or connected to this irresponsible act.

“The Management of the NRC wishes to use this medium to enjoin all our intending passengers on LITS and other train corridors to insist and demand for boarding tickets after making appropriate payment at the designated stations or book online appropriately.

“Please note that the electronic ticketing system is being deployed and will be available on both the Lagos-Ibadan Train Service and the Warri-Itakpe Train Service (WITS) by end of October 

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