Abuja-Kaduna rail stations: Reps to investigate alleged ticket racketeering

The House of Representatives on Tuesday resolved to investigate alleged ticket racketeering by operators of the Abuja and Kaduna railway stations.

NAN reports that the resolution was sequel to a unanimous adoption of a motion by Rep. Zayyad Ibrahim (APC – Kaduna) at the plenary, on Tuesday.

Moving the motion earlier, Ibrahim recalled that the Abuja-Kaduna train services was officially commissioned by President Muhammadu Buhari on 26 July 2016, to provide an alternative to road transportation in the area.

He said that there had been a tremendous increase in passengers at Idu and Kubwa stations in Abuja, as well as at Rigasa in Kaduna, due to increased patronage following security challenges on the Abuja and Kaduna Expressway.

The lawmaker said that the increase in passengers had…

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