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Amaechi Makes New Revelations On PH-Maiduguri Rail Line Which Will Cover 6 States

Amaechi Makes New Revelations On PH-Maiduguri Rail Line Which Will Cover 6 States

Rotimi Amaechi

The minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has opened up on the Port-Harcourt to Maiduguri railway line which will cut across six states in Nigeria.

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Speaking while addressing journalists on Friday, the minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, disclosed that the Port-Harcourt to Maiduguri rail line will cut across six states of Imo, Anambra, Ebonyi, Gombe, Adamawa and Yobe, adding that the rail line will cover a total of 2,000 kilometres.

Recall that last year August, the minister had sai that President Muhammadu Buhari approved the rail line alongside the ones of Kano to Daura, in Katsina state; Kano to Maiduguri, Makurdi to Jos, and Jigawa to Niger Republic.

While inaugurating the board of parastatals under the ministry in Abuja, the minister said the federal government is currently working on the Lagos-Ibadan rail line, adding that the contracts of the line from Ibadan to Kaduna and Kaduna to Kano had been awarded.

He said: “We have forwarded our documents for the loan to the China Nexim Bank hoping they will give us loan this year for us to commence construction.

“We are negotiating for the contract of Port Harcourt to Maiduguri which is about 2,000 kilometres because it has to take a spur from Owerri through Nnewi and Awka and then from there to Abakiliki, while proceeding on to Gombe where we take a spur to Yobe, I think we got up to Yola, and then to Borno.”

Amaechi said the rail lines will ease transport difficulties between Kaduna and Abuja and that “a lot of people scared of road accidents will now use the rail.”

While inaugurating the board members, the minister urged them to put in their best while on their respective posts.

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