Buhari Approves Rail Lines From Kano To Daura, PH to Maiduguri.
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved a rail line from Kano to his hometown in Daura, Jibia local government areas of Katsina state.
This was disclosed by Rotimi Ameachi, the minister of transportation,
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According to Ameachi, the President Buhari 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 the transportation infrastructure in Nigeria has been mismanaged for many years.
And we have done so much to restore the railway activities, and drive the economy.
“GE came and annouced that they would give us 100 locomotives, we did the audit.
Amaechi stated ” we observed that narrow gauge can’t carry 17 locomotives, so by October 1st to October 2nd, we would be lauching about six to ten locomotives, because our narrow gauage cant carry more than that.
“ 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 guage 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 also be to establish shops and sell goods we would like to sell.
Credit : Cable