Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has removed the station managers, porters, and ticket officials at Idu and Rigasa rail stations over alleged ticket racketeering.
The Minister gave order for their removal while inspecting the Abuja-Kaduna rail stations on Friday in Abuja.
Amaechi said that the directive has become imperative following complaints of passengers over racketeering of VIP tickets at the stations.
Amaechi told reporters at the Idu station, “I am removing the station managers in Idu and Rigasa, the porters and ticket officials will be removed let’s see if it will resolve the complaints of passengers using the rail.
“Some of them have complained on social media, I believe that if any system fails, it is because the leaders allow it to fail and I will not allow that.
“The money we are spending monthly, is it just for diesel alone? Is it for general maintenance of all the stations and the environment, we will fix the lift within one week to ensure that passengers use it for their luggage.”
Amaechi added that sacking all officials would put a stop to workers nonchalant attitude toward work and stop ticket racketeering in the stations.Read Full Story