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NRC Delays Lagos-Ibadan Train Over Low Fuel Supplies

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The Lagos-Ibadan train was delayed on Monday morning due to the fuel crisis, according to the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC).

A Twitter user going by the handle @seunogungbade_ said on Monday that the NRC had delayed the Lagos-Ibadan train without providing any prior notification to the passengers.

The traveler asserted that the crew informed everyone on board that limited fuel supply were the cause of the delay.

“Very interesting start to my Monday. Got to the train station at Yaba for what was supposed to be an easy trip to Ibadan; only to be informed that there is no fuel for the train and there is no hope for fuel in the coming hours. Yeehaw!” @seunogungbade_ tweeted

According to Fidet Okhiria, the Managing Director of NRC, the Lagos-Ibadan train, which was originally scheduled to depart on Monday around 8:30am, was postponed to 12pm due to a scarcity of fuel.

Okhiria claims that the business is having difficulties paying its suppliers, which makes it challenging for the business to get adequate fuel for its operations.

Mr. Okhiria responds, “Yes, and we informed them there was no petrol. “There is currently a fuel problem, and fuel prices have increased. No price increases have been made.

“We told them that we could not leave by 8:30 but by 12,” he continued. Due to the increase in price of fuel, we are having financial difficulties. We owe our suppliers.

The railway corporation advised travelers on the Lagos-Ibadan routes two weeks ago that there would only be two daily train departures.

“The Lagos-Ibadan train service is operating, but due to the diesel challenge, we have decreased the number of trips on that route. Because of the rise in the cost of diesel, we have decreased the amount of trips we are making, Okhiria had once said in an interview with Punch.

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