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Buhari Directs Linking Of 36 State Capitals To Rail


Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi

BEVERLY HILLS, October 20, (THEWILL) – The Minister of Transport, Chibuike Amaechi on Thursday disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari has given the directive that all the 36 state capitals should be connected with rail in the ongoing railway projects.

He stated this on Thursday at the meeting with the Chairman Senate Committee on Local and Foreign Debts, Shehu Sani, which was attended by the Ministers of Finance, Kemi Adeosun; Budget and National Planning, Udo Udoma; and Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola.

At the meeting held was in connection with President Buhari’s loan request of $5.5 billion, Amaechi said the central rail line project connecting several communities of northern and southern Nigeria would be completed in June, next year.

He announced that 17 coaches are expected to arrive in November, adding that out of the number, 10 will be deployed to Abuja-Kaduna rail line while the remaining seven…

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