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Buhari Okays Rail Lines From Kano To Daura, PH To Maiduguri | The Precision

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Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari has approved a rail line from Kano
to his hometown in Daura, Jibia local government areas of Katsina
state.

 

The minister
of transportation, Rotimi Ameachi said this at The Osasu Show Symposium — which bothers on the
economy and its effects on the less privileged — in Abuja on Friday.
“The president also approved rail lines from Port Harcourt
to Maiduguri, Kano to Maiduguri, Makurdi to Jos, Gombe to Yobe to Borno,
Jigawa to Niger Republic.” Amaechi said.
Amaechi said the transportation
infrastructure in Nigeria has been mismanaged for many years, and so
much has to be done to restore the railway activities, and drive the
economy.
“GE came here and announced that they would give us 100
locomotives, we did the audit of our; our narrow gauge can’t carry 17
locomotives, so by October 1st to October 2nd, we would be launching
about six to ten locomotives, because our narrow gauge cant carry more
than that,” Amaechi said.
“Government said concession this narrow
gauge, and we have successfully done that to the extent that we are able
to sign an agreement with GE. By October GE will take over the narrow
gauge and begin to run from Port Harcourt to Maiduguri.
“When they
stop at Umuahia, economic activities will be at Umuahia; the Umuahia
station will become an economic hub. We the Ibos in Umuahia will be able
to establish shops and sell goods we would like sell.
“That
station from Port Harcourt to Aba, Aba to Umuahia, Umuahia to Enugu,
Enugu to Makurdi, Makurdi to Jos, Jos to Bauchi, Bauchi to Gombe, Gombe
to Borno.” (TheCable)
Source: The Precision

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