Abuja, Oct. 31, 2023: Mr Said Alkali, the Minister of Transportation, has said the Nigerian railway will commence e-ticketing on Wednesday.
Alkali made this known on Monday in Abuja during the flag-off of e-ticketing for Lagos- Ibadan and Itakpe –Warri routes.
According to him, the e-ticketing system would direct ticket sales revenue to the government’s funds and significantly reduce potential for corruption and revenue leakage.
“The essence of e-ticketing platform is to make it easy for our own customers to get their tickets. It will also help to ensures security of our passengers and to avoid racketeering.
“It is the desire of this administration to have zero tolerance for corruption. All these aim at the benefit of our citizens, “ he said.
Contributing, the Permanent secretary of the Ministry, Dr. Magdalene Ajani, said the Federal Government had really deepened efforts to ensure the dream came to reality.
Ajani also said that electronic ticketing for the standard gauge would comfortable curb racketeering that capable to ensnare the economy.
Speaking, Mr Fidet Okhiria, the Managing Director, Nigerian Railways Corporation (NRC), said the new development definitely encourage more customers to travel by trains.
Okhiria, expressed optimism that the new development would increase revenue generation of NCR
According to her, the Federal Government did concession Warri- Itakpe and Lagos –Ibadan routes to “Ticketing Solutions Limited“ and “Global Software and Digital Solution“ respectively for 10 years.
The two private firms said they would effective and efficient fulfil mandates.