In response to allegations of ticket racketeering in its rail operations, the management of the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) stated that nine employees were found to be at fault and have been suspended.
This comes after allegations that some NRC employees were involved in shady business practices, including ticket racketeering and collecting money from passengers without paying it to the government.
The NRC’s managing director, Mr. Fidet Okhiria, said nine employees involved in the fraudulent practice had been suspended while speaking to journalists at the Obafemi Awolowo Station in Ibadan.
“It’s an offence to carry an intending passenger to enter the train without having a ticket,” Okhiria said.
“We have made that arrangement and we have staff members to check the tickets before they get to the departure hall and also check the tickets before they can get to the platforms to board the train.”
The head of NRC claimed that sufficient measures had been taken to stop such individuals without tickets from entering the terminal or proceeding to the platform to board a train.
“I just came here to remind them that anybody caught will not be spared and to ensure that we do the right thing at the right time,” he added.