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‘It Wasn’t Insufficient Fuel, But Fueling System Technical Fault That Made Lagos-Ibadan Train Stop Abruptly’ -NRC

The Oasis Reporters

March 12, 2022



Lagos Ibadan stops in the middle of the bush

The Nigerian Railways Corporation (NRC), on Friday, clarified that the Lagos-Ibadan train which stopped abruptly on Thursday did not run out of fuel as being insinuated.

The corporation in a statement in response to the trending video of the broken down train explained that it was the fuel gauge that had an issue which was fixed within an hour, saying passengers were not stranded as alleged.

However, a video which trended on social media on Thursday showed the NRC officials refueling the train which was headed to Ibadan from Lagos.



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But the spokesman of NRC, Yakub Mahmud while apologising over the interruption to its operation appealed to the passengers to continue to have faith in the corporation.

The statement said, “We wish to first and foremost tender our unreserved apology for the interruption in our operations which led to the extension of our journey-time schedule of the said train.

“We also appreciate the feedback we frequently receive from our esteemed passengers as well as constructive comments from the public domain which are all geared towards efficient service delivery to our esteemed passengers.

“However, the management of the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) states here categorically that the locomotive failure was as a result of technical fault on the fueling system, but is not as a result of insufficient fuel as the general public were made to believe.

“There is more than sufficient fuel for the convenient and timely journey from Ibadan to Lagos in the same locomotive fuel tank, but in order to be proactive our staff immediately sourced fuel under the suspicion it was fuel shortage which was later discovered to be a technical fault on the fueling system, not fuel insufficiency.

“Meanwhile, we are equally appealing to the general public, especially our esteemed passengers and our numerous admirers of modern Railway project to continue having good faith in our operations as that is the surest means that will motivate us to serve you much better.

“Once again, kindly accept our unreserved apology for the inconveniences caused by that sudden and unforeseen Ibadan to Lagos Standard Gauge passenger train failure on Thursday 10th March, 2022.”

Greg Abolo

Blogger at The Oasis Reporters.

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