Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has disclosed that upon completion of the Lagos-Ibadan railway mission by December, the Federal Authorities would instantly begin building of the Jap rail line which connects Port Harcourt–Bonny to Maiduguri.
The Minister said this in Ibadan, shortly after inspecting the extent of labor on all of the stations throughout the Lagos-Ibadan railway mission.
Amaechi stated the deliberate graduation is topic to approval by the Federal Government Council, whereas itemizing different initiatives in line for graduation to incorporate the Kano/Maradi line and the Ibadan to Kano part of the Lagos to Kano rail line.
“Now we have despatched to the cupboard the request for approval of two railway contracts, Port Harcourt – Bonny to Maiduguri. If that’s awarded, that would be the subsequent project for the Ministry of Transport.
“Additionally the Kano – Maradi line, which passes by means of Kano, Dutse, Kazaure, Daura, Katsina, Jibiya, Maradi.
“We’re additionally pursuing the mortgage for the contract which has been awarded for the Lagos to Calabar rail line. We additionally anticipate that Ibadan to Kano will begin earlier than the top of this 12 months,” Amaechi stated.
Reacting to the accident that occurred in Oshodi on Monday, Amaechi stated the Ministry would collaborate with the Lagos State authorities to make sure fencing of the tracks, which he stated has already started in some components to avert such incidents.