The Nigerian Railway Corporation on Wednesday announced the suspension of the Lagos-Ogun Mass Transit Train Services with effect from Wednesday evening.
The Lagos Railway District Manager, Jerry Oche, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos that the new development had become imperative to contain the further spread of COVID-19 in the two states and the country.
NAN reports 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.
Oche said: “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 operations 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 urged commuters to obey the government stay-at-home order.
The NRC manager said further information on the train services would be made available in due cause.
NAN reports that the corporation, which runs two trains in the morning and in evening daily, continued operations on Wednesday morning.