Amaechi Sets Out Port Harcourt-Maiduguri Rail.


Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has announced that onto finishing of the Lagos-Ibadan railway project by December, the Federal Government would instantly begin construction of the Eastern rail line which connects Port Harcourt–Bonny to Maiduguri.

This was stated by the minister in Ibadan, After inspecting the level of work on all the station across Lagos-Ibadan railway project.

Amaechi said the planned to begin is subject to approval by the Federal Executive Council.

Some projects in line for commencement include the Kano/Maradi line and the Ibadan to Kano section of the Lagos to Kano rail line.

“We have sent to the cabinet the request for approval of two railway contracts, Port Harcourt – Bonny to Maiduguri. If that is awarded, that will be the next assignment for the Ministry of Transport.

“Also the Kano – Maradi line, which passes through Kano, Dutse, Kazaure, Daura, Katsina, Jibiya, Maradi.

“We are also pursuing the loan for the contract which has been awarded for the Lagos to Calabar rail line. We also expect that Ibadan to Kano will commence before the end of this year,” Amaechi said.

In relation to the accident that happened in Oshodi on Monday, Amaechi said the Ministry would cooperate with the Lagos State government to assure boundary of the tracks.

It has earlier began in some areas to avoid such incidents. He said.


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