NRC speaks on out-of-gas Lagos-Ibadan train

Lagos-Ibadan-train runs out of diesel

Lagos-Ibadan-train runs out of diesel

By Aisha Cole

The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) has reacted to a trending video showing how its Lagos -Ibadan train got stuck on Thursday due to insufficient fuel.

NRC Managing Director, Fidet Okhiria, explained on Thursday night that the incident was caused by fuel gauge failure on the passenger train service.

The NRC boss also explained that passengers coming to Lagos from Ibadan through the standard gauge train were not stranded as the matter was resolved with an hour.

“The train gauge had an issue while the engineers thought the diesel in the train tank would take them to Lagos.

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“The train gauge was not reading correctly, so by the time they started moving, the driver discovered that there is no sufficient diesel in the train.

“Immediately they discovered the challenge, they responded quickly and under an hour they were able to get drum of diesel to fill the tank and continued the journey back to Lagos,” Okhiria said.

The train from Ibadan to Lagos was reportedly stuck while conveying passengers to Lagos from Ibadan station on Thursday.

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