Tinubu-Shettima Administration Marks First Year with Significant Milestones and Free Train Ride Extension

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As the Tinubu-Shettima administration marks its first anniversary, a notable highlight of their tenure is the approval of an extended period of free train rides on the Abuja Rail Mass Transit, also known as the Metro Rail. This extension, set to last for the next six months until the end of the year, underscores the government’s commitment to easing the burden of commuting for residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The announcement was made by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu during the inauguration of the commencement of operations for the Abuja metro rail on Wednesday. The President’s decision builds upon an earlier initiative by FCT Minister Nyesom Wike, who had initially announced a two-month period of free train rides to alleviate transportation challenges for the FCT’s residents.

In his address, President Tinubu emphasized the importance of this gesture in offering hope and reasons for celebration to the people of the FCT. “Our dear landlord and his team, I heard you saying two months free ride. I appeal to you to make it till the end of the year. Since today you’re not going to charge me, that will give the people hope and reasons to celebrate,” Tinubu stated.

This move is part of a broader set of progressive strides taken by the Tinubu-Shettima administration in its first year. From economic revitalization efforts and significant investments in infrastructure to reforms in education and healthcare, the administration has laid a strong foundation for national development. The free train ride extension not only serves as a practical relief for commuters but also symbolizes the administration’s proactive approach to governance and its focus on enhancing the quality of life for Nigerians.

The first year of the Tinubu-Shettima government has also seen a commitment to improving security, promoting good governance, and fighting corruption, all aimed at rebuilding trust in government institutions and ensuring that public resources are used effectively for the benefit of all citizens.

The extended free train rides on the Abuja Rail Mass Transit are a testament to the government’s dedication to innovative solutions and purposeful leadership, setting the stage for Nigeria to rise to global recognition.

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