Reps to probe e-ticketing of Abuja-Kaduna train service

The House of Representatives is to investigate the efficiency of the Abuja-Kaduna rail line e-ticketing, less than four months after the launch of the platform.

The lower chamber reached the resolution on Tuesday, following a motion moved by Zayyad Ibrahim (APC, Kaduna)

The Nigerian Railway Corporation launched the N900 million Public-Private Partnership (PPP) platform in January, in a bid to end the ticket racketeering on that route.

The automated system is operated by Secured ID Solution Limited, an indigenous company that won the concession after it paid N900 million.

According to the government, the company will operate and return the platform to the NRC after 10 years.

However, the details of the PPP arrangement between the Ministry of Transportation and concessionaire has been treated as a matter of secrecy.

The ministry turned down a request for the details of the agreement by PREMIUM TIMES, after Nigerians raised concerns over the deal.

The N900 million paid by the concessionaire to run the system for a decade raised concerns as the NRC had earlier admitted the Kaduna-Abuja line generated as much as N1.5 billion in 2019 alone.

The track is estimated to…

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