BREAKING: Tinubu approves six-month free ride on Abuja Metro rail

President Bola Tinubu has approved the extension of free train rides on the Abuja Rail Mass Transit, the Metro Rail, until the end of the year.

Tinubu gave the approval during his address at the inauguration of the commencement of operations of the Abuja metro rail in Abuja on Wednesday, May 29.

Earlier, FCT minister Nyesom Wike announced free train rides for two months to ease the burden of commuting for residents of the capital city.

However, the president appealed for the extension to offer hope to the people of the FCT and give them reasons to celebrate.

“Our dear landlord and his team, I heard you saying two months free ride. I appeal to you to make it till the end of the year.

“Since today you’re not going to charge me, that will give the people hope and reasons to celebrate,” Tinubu said amid cheers from Nigerians who had come to witness the commissioning.

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