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Lagos-Kano Railway to Start Operating Before 2017 Ends – Amaechi



Lagos-Kano Railway to Start Operating Before 2017 Ends - Amaechi

Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi

Minister of Transportation Rotimi Amaechi has stated that the railway lines between Lagos-Kano and Lagos-Port Harcourt will be ready for use by December 2017. According to PUNCH, the Minister said this during a facility tour of the Kaduna Inland Dry Depot.

In addition, he mentioned that 20 locomotives would be purchased for cargo services along these routes. These developments would help boost economic activities through a safe and efficient transport system.

He further stated that the inauguration of the Kaduna inland container depot would soon take place as the facility is set to be an international port.

Amaechi said the Government is “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.”

He praised Governor Nasir El-Rufai‘s contribution to the project and sought further cooperation.


  1. chi

    June 21, 2017 at 12:28 pm

    Everything to lagos , lagos why? we truly need restructuring in this country..why cant it be Onitsha to calabar or ph or Enugu to kano

  2. Agu

    June 21, 2017 at 3:01 pm

    This is a good news for Nigeria more of this is needed.

  3. Agu

    June 21, 2017 at 3:02 pm

    Our airport renovation in Lagos, Abuja and port Harcourt I hope those priorities need to be completed as well.

    • Silent majority

      June 21, 2017 at 4:40 pm

      I honestly hope we have the courage to concession the airports completely. Get private enterprise involved and let them run properly with government collecting revenue upfront. Its not that hard. Let my airports go.

  4. nunulicious

    June 21, 2017 at 11:21 pm

    railways in the east anyone?

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