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Lagos-Kano, Lagos-PH Rail Lines to Begin Operations Before End of 2017

Minister of Transport, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, has announced that the Lagos-Kano rail line as well as the Lagos- Port Harcourt standard gauge will begin operations before the end of the year.

He made the announcement during an inspection of the Kaduna port yesterday. According to him, plans are underway to procure additional twenty locomotive trains for cargo services from Lagos to Kano and Lagos to Port Harcourt.

“We are doing everything possible to create jobs and whatever the federal government needs to do to get the port running will be done.

“The rail line will soon start running before the end of the year, which will be used to deliver goods at the port.

“Everything is set for commissioning because we have the land, warehouse and all but we want to wait for the completion of the roads.

“We want to wait for more activities in the dry port before we get the President to commission it.

“I have visited Jos and they are doing a good job and they promised to be ready by June. I have visited Kaduna and what I have seen is commendable”, he said.

 

 

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