President Buhari to flag-off Eastern rail hall on March 2, 2021

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The Federal Ministry of Transportation has introduced that President Muhammadu Buhari will carry out the groundbreaking ceremony for the Eastern rail hall on March 9, 2021.

The rail challenge which has generated a number of debate particularly from that area is a part of the Buhari-led administration’s railway modernization initiative.

According to a press assertion issued by the Federal Ministry of Transportation on February 28, 2021, and signed by its Director for Public Relations, Eric Ojiekwe, the disclosure was made by the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, throughout an inspection tour to all of the stations from Mobolaji Johnson Station at Ebute Metta to Ibadan station over the weekend.

Amaechi additional disclosed that the President has additionally accredited the redirecting of the Eastern line to 2 new spurs specifically; Abakaliki, Ebonyi State and Awka, Anambra State.

The Minister additionally talked about that the Federal Government has accredited the graduation of the Port Harcourt-Maiduguri rail challenge and can also be negotiating loans for the Lagos-Calabar rail challenge.

On the take-off of the Ibadan-Kano rail challenge, Amaechi knowledgeable that the federal government continues to be searching for approval for a mortgage to allow it to take off.

Speaking on the Lagos-Ibadan rail challenge, the minister famous that he has challenged Messrs China Civil Engineering and Construction Company to deploy international acceptable security and safety requirements for the challenge. He directed {that a} central cooling system be put in in all the main practice stations alongside that route.

This announcement by the ministry would come as a welcome aid to agitators from that area who complained about being left behind within the present administration’s railway modernization initiatives as rail initiatives are happening in different areas and none had taken off within the area.

The absence of a contemporary railway will adversely have an effect on financial actions within the area.

In one in all his engagements with the National Assembly, Amaechi, whereas denying exclusion of Eastern rail line from Port Harcourt to Maiduguri within the ongoing rail building and modernization, stated that the delay was on account of bureaucratic bottlenecks brought on by the Public Procurement Act.


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