As of May 2022, passengers will need to produce their National Identity Number to board trains, This announcement was made by The Nigerian Railway Corporation.
The Managing Director of the NRC, Mr Fidet Okhiria, he stated in Abuja on Thursday, April 14, that the NIN would be needed to enhance the profiling of passengers, He also explained that it would enhance the safety and security of rail users.
Okhiria also said the Abuja-Kaduna Train Service will resume as soon as possible with additional security measures put in place.
“The process of linking passengers to their NIN for improved profiling is ongoing. This layer of passenger screening will commence by May.
“The Abuja-Kaduna Train Service will resume as soon as possible with additional security measures put in place.
“While we continue to sympathise with families of those who lost or have not seen their loved ones, we encourage anyone still looking for a loved one to please call us.
“The numbers to call are 08033546208, 08060044600 and 07066700150.
“The corporation will continue to update the general public of the latest developments.
“This means that all the 14 de-railed rolling stock (11 coaches, two rescue coaches and one locomotive engine on the rescue train) have all been re-railed – from the incident site to our stations at Idu, Abuja and Rigasa, Kaduna.
“Intensive track repair work continues at the site. An advanced level of track repairs has been achieved and hopefully, it will be rounded off in 10 days.
“The NRC expresses its profound gratitude to security agencies for the continued support, especially for the security cover availed our officials and staff at the incident site.”
This decision was made to enhance the safety of the citizens after terrorists attacked an Abuja-Kaduna bound train. 8 passengers were killed while many others were abducted.