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President Buhari commissions 10 Coaches and 2 Locomotives in Kaduna



President Muhammadu Buhari is on a visit to Kaduna where he has commissioned 10 new coaches and 2 locomotives for the Kaduna-Abuja train service.

The new sets of coaches and locomotives were bought by the Federal Government to expand the Abuja-Kaduna rail line.

Present at the commission was Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai, Minister of Transportation Rotimi Amaechi, and Senator Representing Bauchi South, Ali Wakili.

The president is also expected to commission the Kaduna Inland Dry Port in Kakuri in the state.

See photos from the commissioning below:

President Buhari visits Kaduna to Commission New Coaches and Locomotives for Kaduna-Abuja Train Service - BellaNaija President Buhari visits Kaduna to Commission New Coaches and Locomotives for Kaduna-Abuja Train Service - BellaNaija President Buhari visits Kaduna to Commission New Coaches and Locomotives for Kaduna-Abuja Train Service - BellaNaija

Photo Credit: buharisallau


  1. timi

    January 4, 2018 at 5:50 pm

    Another commissioning very good. What is most critical is, do we have a structure to maintain these asset and make then run efficiently. Of course NOT. My advise is govenment should give to to private people to run who are genuine biz people not cronies of politicians, Trust me in 4 years time that rail system will be so bad that you will not even wish your enemy to enter it. I was privy to some of the interventions done by GEJ and one of the ED of NRC said to a contractor ‘ I determine if you have reached time line or not depending on how i wakes up that day” no wonder the billions of naira spent went into private pockets. Government has no business in business.

  2. tunmi

    January 4, 2018 at 9:52 pm

    In our criticism of the govt, let’s also be careful not to over-laden it. We keep demonizing the government and while they deserve some of it, we keep leaving out private industry. Many of these contractors are worse than the government. A lot of the public works are done by contractors as they should. If we go by your suggesting to leave maintenance to private industry (which is what will most likely be done), you’d be surprised to find private industry will somehow be incompetent.

    Let’s stop heaping everything on government. If anything, it shows that we don’t understanding of how societies are run

  3. tony

    January 4, 2018 at 9:57 pm

    This country is so mediocre… a president would come and commission locomotives????? Chai!!!
    We are completely finished!!! Please when would you commission electricity???

  4. nene+

    January 5, 2018 at 12:07 am

    Look at them opening teeth, commissioning what Jonathan built. Ode!
    Back in Benue, your kinsmen are slaughtering humans in a manner that is very strange. God will demand these blood from you and your unrepentant supporters. You killers must pay. The blood of these ones will speak! There will not be a hiding place for you vampires. That day is here.

    • Bia

      January 5, 2018 at 4:11 am

      GEJ just annoys me no end. What a weak man! He did not have people to market his achievements to Nigerians. Tufia. See Buhari reaping the hard work of GEJ.

  5. Akpeno

    January 5, 2018 at 12:58 am

    The North is going to look like London by the time Buhari leaves asorock.

    Jonathan how may things did he commission or build in the south?

  6. kkay

    January 5, 2018 at 12:41 pm

    @ timi, you took the words out of my mouth. There is no maintenance culture much less standardization in Nigeria. Locomotives indeed! What a country!

    @ tumi, Nigerians can’t ‘over-laden’ Nigeria Goverment BECAUSE THEY HAVE ACHIEVED NOTHING with all the years of generating taxes from the citizens. Timi is right, the FG should let private sector run the transport sector but they hold onto it all to create leeway to look public funds through bogus projects.

    • tunmi

      January 5, 2018 at 5:11 pm

      They have achieved several things actually. Let’s be fair in what we condemn. The same rot is in the private sector and perhaps even more so

  7. Physio Tinu

    January 6, 2018 at 4:24 am

    It’s the mentality of this was done during MY administration that has left us where we are without infrastructure. Capital projects which impact the populace are long term and usually cannot be completed in a single tenure/term. They are supposed to be continued regardless of who’s in power. The earlier these folks realise it, the better for us all.

    For those who are unaware, Obasanjo planned and financed this railway, GEJ tenure stalled it at first then altered it…downgrading the specs and then continued it and now Buhari is…?commisioning it ?continuing it…?Completing it… ?using it.

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