From May, prospective railway passengers must compulsorily show their National Identity Number (NIN) before a train ride.
This will be a requirement, according to the Managing Director of the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC), Mr. Fidet Okhiria.
Speaking with newsmen in Abuja, he said the NIN would be needed to enhance profiling of passengers,. adding that “this would also enhance safety and security of rail users.”
He continued: “The process of linking passengers to their NIN for improved profiling is on-going. This layer of passenger screening will commence by May.
“The Abuja-Kaduna Train Service (AKTS) will resume as soon as possible with additional security measures put in place.’’
It would be recalled that the NRC suspended the Abuja-Kaduna route following a March 28 attack by assailants, who killed, injured passengers and kidnapped many others.