• July 26, 2021

Eastern Rail Corridor To Be Flagged Off By President Buhari March 9


(AGENDAWATCHDOG) – According to Rotimi Amaechi, the minister of transportation President Muhammadu Buhari will perform the groundbreaking ceremony for the eastern corridor of the ongoing railway rehabilitation on March 9, 2021.

Amaechi disclosed this during an inspection tour of the rail stations from Mobolaji Johnson Station in Ebuta Metta to Ibadan station, via a statement issued by Eric Ojiekwe, the ministry’s Director of Press and Public Relations, in which he was quoted as saying that the president has also approved the redirecting of the eastern rail lines to two new spurs namely: Abakaliki, Ebonyi state and Awka in Anambra state, the commencement of the Port Harcourt-Maiduguri rail project and is also negotiating loans for the Lagos-Calabar rail project, while he was still seeking approval for a loan to enable the takeoff of the Ibadan-Kano rail project.

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The minister urged the China Civil Engineering and Construction Company (CCECC), the contractor handling the construction of the Lagos-Ibadan rail line, to ensure its safety and security.


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