• July 28, 2021

Rail Transport: President Buhari Flags-Off $2b Kano-Maradi, Kano-Dutse Rail Line


(AGENDAWATCHDOG) – President Muhammadu Buhari has flagged-off the Kano-Maradi, Kano-Dutse Railway Project, following the approval of about $2 billion by the Federal Executive Council in September 2020, for the rail line and the subsequent signing of the contract documents for the commencement of the project last month.

According to the Transportation Minister, Rotimi Amechi, via a tweet post on his official Twitter handle, the railway project is expected to connect three Nigerian Northern states namely Kano, Katsina and Jigawa and then terminate at Maradi, Niger Republic.

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The Federal Government had some weeks ago, during the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding with Mota-Engil Group, the contractors to the project, disclosed that the Kano-Maradi railway project would be completed within 36 months.

PROJECTED IMPACT: The rail line is expected to financially empower Nigeria as the import/export hub for Niger and would help the country compete favourably with other coastal countries of West Africa in servicing the landlocked countries around in the area of movement of cargoes to make Lagos seaports very viable.

 


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