Several Abuja-Kaduna rail passengers stranded as NIMC server collapses
Passengers of the Abuja-Kaduna Train station on Monday were left stranded as a result of the inactiveness of the National Identification Management Commission server.
The train services resumed operations on December 5, 2022, after eight months of suspension on the rail lines as a result of the terrorists’ attack on the train.
According to media reports, train passengers scheduled for 9:45am trip could not board the train as a result of the breakdown of the server.
The report further stated that passengers were left with no other choice than to travel to Kaduna by road.
When contacted, the Station Superintendent, Idu, Peter Osazuwa, said, “We had small network issues concerning the National Identification Number, not our own server. It was later rectified and we used it for the other train that left by 3pm today.”
Responding to a question on what happened to the passengers, he said, ”The instruction is from the Minister of Transportation, Mu’azu Sambo, and our Managing Director, Fidet Ohkiri, that if you do not have the NIN, you cannot board the train, so when there is no NIN, there is no way they can board the train.”
The Regional Manager, NRC, Pascal Nnoli, could not be reached as calls to his telephone were not answered as of the time of filling this report.
As part of the security measures being put in place by the FG, the NIN is mandatory before boarding on the train by intending passengers.