FG Takes Delivery of 86 New Trains to Boost Rail Transportation

FG Takes Delivery of 86 New Trains to Boost Rail Transportation

- Another mind-blowing report is making waves in the country despite news of Nigeria's battle with insecurity

- Eighty-six trains bought by President Muhammadu Buhari's government have been imported to the country

- The train coaches, which were conveyed via rail will help boost the country's transportation system

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In what can be described as another large score for President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration, the federal government has taken the delivery of new trains that will help boost rail operations in Nigeria.

The first batch of the eight-six locomotives that were conveyed through rail has arrived in the country.

86 new FREIGHT trains have arrived Nigeria for use on the new standard gauge rail lines
Nigeria has received delivery of 86 locomotives for the Lagos-Ibadan, Itakpe-Warri and Abuja-Kaduna railways. Photo credit: @Official_NRC
Source: Twitter

Vincent Liu, the director of Corporate Culture at CCECC Nigeria Ltd made this known in a video shared via his Twitter account on Friday, May 14.

According to Liu, the trains will be used on standard gauge railways like the Abuja-Kaduna Rail, Itakpe-Warri Rail, and Lagos-Ibadan Rail.

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Tolu Ogunlesi, the president's special assistant on digital and new media in a tweet explained that more than 600km of standard gauge rail lines have already been revamped and newly constructed under the current administration.

Nigerians have praised the current government's efforts in bringing development to the country.

Ogoegbunam Chukwurah, @portlymonk said:

"Great stuff. Not sure what volume of traffic you will have between kaduna and Abuja for the freight stick but good news all the same."

Bola Daunsi, @BDaunsi said:

"Even the Naysaying Opposition knows that in terms of infrastructural development, this Govt has appreciably outperformed all d previous Administratns.
"Just imagine what Nigeria would have been like today if previous Govts had contributed EVEN A QUARTER of what this Govt is doing."

adelekan_adeoye, @adelekanadeoye2 said:

"This administration PMB/PYO is providing world-class rail transportation system to #Nigerians. I can't wait to travel by rail."

Tamuno Tonye, @tamunotonye_ said:

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"Progress! progress!! Progress!!!"

FARMER, @legendsilver said:

"My country"

Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that presidential media aide, Lauretta Onochie, drew the attention of Nigerians to the evil works of some saboteurs of President Buhari's administration.

In a video she shared via her Twitter page on Thursday, May 13, Onochie reported that some vandals have destroyed the recently constructed rail lines linking Abuja - Kaduna and Itakpe - Warri.

The media aide to the president, who noted that this was a heart-breaking development, claimed it was done by detractors of the Buhari-led government.

In a related development, Buhari revealed why his administration was building rail to the neighbouring Niger Republic.

The president stated that the completion of the Kano-Maradi rail line, will amongst other outcomes, create revenue for Nigeria, and enable the people of Niger Republic to enjoy affordable transportation.

Source: Legit Newspaper

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