Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, announced the approval during the inauguration of the governing council of the Chartered Institute of Transport Administration of Nigeria in Abuja on Friday.
According to him, passengers would pay between N3,000 and N6,000 for the train service depending on the class of seat booked by the traveller.
“I have received the mandate of President Muhammadu Buhari to inaugurate the Lagos/Ibadan rail project by January 2021 which will make Nigerians see the way the standard gauge railway looked like.
“Today I approved the charges on passengers from Lagos to Ibadan, we just transfer how we charged from Abuja to Kaduna.
“We charge N3,000 per economy seat, N5,000 for business class, and N6,000 for first class, the same is applicable to Lagos to Ibadan.
“It should have started running by now before Mr President inaugurates it by January,” he said.
KanyiDaily recalls that Rotimi Amaechi had revealed that the ongoing construction work on the Lagos-Ibadan railway project was delayed due to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus.