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BREAKING: Wike announces free rides on Abuja Light Rail for two months

The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike, has announced that the Abuja Light Rail will provide complimentary rides for two months following its upcoming commissioning. 

Wike made the announcement during the ongoing Ministerial Sectoral Update.

The light rail is set to be inaugurated by President Bola Tinubu on Monday, May 27, 2024, and will commence operations. 

Wike however urged residents to begin use of the Metro rails from Tuesday, the 28th of May, adding that the goal was to aid the ease of commuting for residents and that the President may extend the free train rides up to 6 months.

The Minister also said the FCT Administration will begin the construction of 10,000 affordable housing units tagged the Renewed Hope City from the coking year, 2025.

The article was originally published on Politics Nigeria.

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