THE Nigerian Railway Corporation has apologized and offered an explanation to customers for the delay in providing train services along the Abuja-Kaduna route yesterday.
In a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja yesterday, Pascal Nnorli, Manager of the Abuja-Kaduna Train Service, stated that the delay was caused by a scarcity of diesel.
“The management of the NRC sincerely apologises to our esteemed customers who may have experienced a delay in our Abuja-Kaduna train service on Monday, January 23.
“The delay was caused by the supply of diesel/AGO, which fell short of the specification required to operate our rolling stock, which was out rightly rejected after statutory laboratory test.
“The compulsory laboratory test is carried out on all liquid that is used on the rolling stock, locomotives inclusive to ensure that the right specifications are utilised,’’ Nnorli said.
The manager appreciated its passengers for continued patronage and pledged the commitment of the corporation to better services going forward.