President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday commissioned the Abuja (Idu) – Kaduna railway track and flagged-off the Abuja-Kaduna train services (Passengers & Freight) on Nigeria’s first ever Standard Gauge Rail track to go into operation.
Among those present were the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, among others.
The construction of the track began in 2009, and President Buhari expressed joy that the track is being commissioned today.
The president stated that his administration is ready to link most state capitals and cities through the rehabilitation and construction of rail lines so as to boost socio-economic development and regional integration.
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