FG plans new Calabar – Lagos – Kano railway line
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FG plans new Calabar – Lagos – Kano railway line

Mfonobong Akpan

According to the Transport Minister, Rotimi Amaechi, Nigeria is to open a new railway network from Obudu in Cross Rivers State, run­ning through the coastal states of Akwa Ibom, Rivers, Bay­elsa, Delta, Anambra, Edo and terminating at the Lagos port.

The Obudu to Lagos coastal railway network is to be inaugurated as a fresh project with new train terminal stations to be cited in Uyo, Otuoke, Warri, Onitsha, Benin, Ore, Ijebu-ode and Lagos. The minister also dis­closed plans to commit mas­sive funds into ensuring the seamless linkage of Lagos and and some south west, north central states with a railway line that would termi­nate in Kano.

Amaechi, who stated this while briefing journalists in Lagos yesterday, also dis­closed plans to complete the terminal buildings of four in­ternational airports located in Port Harcourt, Abuja, Kano and Lagos before the end of December 2016. He said the railway projects would create about 250,000 direct jobs for Nigerians.

source: sunnewsonline

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