The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) has reiterated that it still accepts electronic transfer payments for tickets amid some news reports trending on the social media and mainstream media platforms that the NRC only accepts new notes.
NRC revealed this in a press statement signed by the Deputy Director, Public Relations, NRC, Mr. Mahmood Yakub.
Part of the press statement obtained by News Diet said: “The Board and management of the NRC attention have been drawn to news trending on the social and mainstream media platforms, claiming that NRC does not accept electronic transfer and old Naira Notes, for train boarding ticketing at their various passenger Train Stations, especially Lagos – Ibadan Train Service (L.I.T.S) and Warri — Itakpe Train Service (W.I.T.S).”
“As we are all aware of the currency policy, introduced by the Federal Government, which redesigned some denominations of naira notes that are being gradually swapped with the old naira notes, pending when the transition from old to new will be completed. We only accept physical cash across – the — counter for train boarding with the Naira Notes approved as Legal Tender by the government. However, on the Abuja – Kaduna Train Service (AKTS), passengers have been enjoying the on-line electronic train ticketing system seamlessly, for quite some time now.”
NRC, therefore, appealed to passengers, especially along LITS and WITS routes to bear with it, especially during this temporary commercial transaction challenges.
“We are bracing up to deploy the on-line train ticketing system on LITS and WITS routes soon, with far reaching arrangement being concluded for hitch-free deployment of the technology,” NRC stated.
Meanwhile, the agency expressed appreciation for the patronage and patience of customers while migrating to the on-line electronic passengers’ train ticketing system in the entire train operations/services.