According to the Nigerian Railway Corporation, citizens without their NIN would be unable to board the train.
The Managing Director of the corporation, Mr Fidet Okhiria, said that Nigerians intending to travel by rail should get their National Identity Number ready as it would be a requirement from May 2022.
He disclosed this in Abuja on Thursday. Adding that the NIN would be needed to enhance the profiling of passengers, which in turn would also enhance the safety and security of rail users. He also added that the Abuja-Kaduna train service will resume as soon as possible with additional security measures put in place.
This move by the NRC can be assumed to be a result of the recent attack on an Abuja-Kaduna bound train.
“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 sympathize 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.”