The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) has suspended the Lagos-Ogun Mass Transit Train Services (MTTS) with effect from Wednesday evening to contain the further spread of COVID-19 in the state and the country.
Recall that the NRC on March 21, announced the suspension of passengers’ train services in the country with effect from Monday before it was later set aside in another statement same day.
The Lagos Railway District Manager, Mr Jerry Oche, told Newsmen in Lagos on Wednesday, that the new development had become imperative
“We are shutting down today. So, there is not going to be evening train operations until further notice.
“We are shutting down to curb the spread of COVID-19. The closure is going to be indefinite until further directives from the government.
“We carry a lot of people at once and this continued operation might aid the spread of the virus.
“We think it is only wise to shut down. COVID-19 is not a respecter of persons.
“All we can do is to protect ourselves. We know that people need to go around to make ends meet but again, only the living can do that,” Oche said.
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