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On Wednesday, the President Tinubu led administration has approved the slashes of public transport fares for Nigerians by 50 per cent.

All Nigeria Latest News reports that the Minister of Solid Minerals, Dele Alake, disclosed this during a press conference on the presidential intervention in public transportation to celebrate the Yuletide season in Abuja.
 
According to Alake,the intervention is scheduled to commence on Thursday, December 21, and conclude on January 4, 2024.

“It is in this wise that the Federal Government is announcing, beginning from tomorrow (Thursday), a special discounted holiday season fare on road transport and zero-fare by rail across Nigeria.

“What this means is that from tomorrow (Thursday), Nigerians willing to travel can board public transport via luxury buses at a 50% discount of current cost and all our train services on the routes the trains currently serve at zero cost to-and-fro on their travels this holiday season.”

Nevertheless, the minister clarified that air travel is excluded from the initiative, emphasizing that the program is specifically aimed at benefiting the masses.

Alake stated that President Bola Tinubu approved of the gesture in the demonstration of his love for Nigerians, adding that the move allows Nigerians who want to travel to visit their loved ones and hometowns to do so without stress and the extra burden imposed by the high cost of transport around this period.

Alake stated that President Tinubu has directed the police, Department of State Services (DSS), the military and other security agencies to work collaboratively to ensure the holiday period is safe without any security breach in any part of the country.

“While we wish all Nigerians a great holiday season, we implore everyone to be law-abiding, be security conscious, be our brother’s keepers, and extend every goodwill to our families, friends and neighbours.

“While we celebrate and enjoy all the social activities that come with the season, let us also remember to celebrate in moderation,” he stated.

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