President Buhari Directs Ministry of Transportation to Connect Rail to All 36 State Capitals


The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has said President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Ministry to connect all the 36 state capitals in the ongoing railway projects.

He disclose this on Thursday at a meeting with the Chairman Senate Committee on Local and Foreign Debts, Sen. Shehu Sani.

The meeting also attended by the Ministers of Finance; Budget and National Planning; and Power, Works and Housing was in connection with President Buhari’s loan request of 5.5 billion dollars.

The minister of transport said that the central rail line project connecting several communities of northern and southern Nigeria would be completed in June, next year.

Amaechi said 17 coaches are expected to arrive in November and out of the number, 10 will be deployed to Abuja-Kaduna rail line while the remaining seven will be deployed to the Itakpe-Warri rail line.

He explained that part of the money being requested now for approval by the senate was to execute the rail projects covering Kano-Kaduna, and Lagos-Ibadan networks.

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