NRC confirms Nairametrics’ report, reveals how tickets are hoarded for second-hand patrons

Nigerians lament over hike in train fare by black market operators

The Nigerian Railway Company (NRC) has revealed how some Nigerians hoard e-tickets and promote them to second-hand patrons. That is coming few weeks after Nairametrics reported Nigerians’ lamentations over the hike in prepare fares because of the hoarding of e-tickets.

How does it work?

Nigerians allegedly recreation the brand new e-ticketing system as they purchase a number of tickets (utilizing a number of e-mails) and resell them to second-hand patrons. However the identify of the unique purchaser is not going to tally with the second purchaser, you ask?

Findings of the company revealed that that is taken care of by the unique patrons, as they use an app to digitally alter the identify printed on the e-tickets to replicate the second-hand patrons’ names.

This was revealed by the Particular Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Digital and New Media, Tolu Ogunlesi, by way of his Twitter deal with on Friday.

He tweeted, “NRC says Nigerians making an attempt to recreation the brand new e-ticketing system are utilizing an app to digitally alter the identify printed on the e-tickets. So that they purchase a number of tickets (utilizing a number of emails) after which resell – altering ticket names to match the second-hand patrons.

“This tweet is to not recommend that the authorities are helpless or should not doing something to remain forward of criminals, as a substitute to point out simply how determined a few of the folks we inhabit this house with will be.”

What you need to know

On March 16, 2021, Nairametrics revealed a particular report that exposed how Nigerians lamented over the latest hike in prepare fares, which lots of them stated was unlawful.

Other than the difficulties and over 100% hikes within the fares, many of the victims, who spoke with Nairametrics, urged the Federal Authorities by way of the Rotimi Amaechi led Ministry of Transportation to research the allegations and expose the actions of the determined people concerned within the menace.

A Software program Engineer, Segun Mustapha, instructed Nairametrics that he was not shocked when he learn concerning the actions of the black market operators on Twitter. Although, he admitted that he had not skilled such however known as on the Rotimi Amaechi led Ministry of Transportation to make sure such actions are faraway from the system.

He stated, “It shouldn’t be a giant deal for the federal government to do if it has the political will to do such. We used to expertise comparable conditions within the aviation business prior to now and that was simpler as a result of airways are operated by non-public companies.

“It’s a system failure as a result of it’s not the louts promoting at exorbitant charges that have been reserving the tickets on-line however we must always not enable such to linger. Authorities ought to be sure that tickets booked on-line should not reallocated on the station whether it is decided to eliminate the black market operators.”

Learn the Nairametrics report right here.

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