(AGENDAWATCHDOG) – According to the Minister of Transportation Chibuike Amaechi, construction work on the proposed Lagos-Calabar railway will start before the end of this year.
The Minister made this known on Friday in Calabar, while delivering the 34th Convocation Lecture of the University of Calabar with the topic: “The National Question and the Challenges of Nationhood in Nigeria”.
According to Amechi, President Muhammadu Buhari’s government was focused on massive infrastructural development across the country.
“In a few weeks from now, we are going to sign the loan agreement for the commencement of that project and before the end of the year, contractors will move to site. “
The President Buhari administration has embarked on railway construction and rehabilitation from Port Harcourt to Maiduguri, from Ibadan to Kano and from Abuja to Kauran Namoda among others.
“We are also renewing the Lord Lugard railway line that has been out of effective service for decades,” Amechi added.
PROJECTED IMPACT: The rail project, when completed, will ease movement across the country and by extension enhance national integration.