- Rotimi Amaechi, the minister of transportation, has made public the amount generated from the Abuja-Kaduna train service
- According to the minister, the federal government generates at least N300 million monthly from the rail line
- Amaechi noted further that the operation of the Lagos-Ibadan train service is financed by money generated from the Abuja-Kaduna train service
Abuja- The minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, disclosed recently that the Abuja-Kaduna train service generates at least N300 million for the country monthly.
Leadership reports that Amaechi who made this disclosure during an interview program on Friday, December 17, said the ministry is contributing to the nation’s economic growth.
“We make N300 million per month from the Abuja-Kaduna train.”
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He added that currently, we are running Lagos-Ibadan from the money we are making from Abuja-Kaduna rail service, at the end of the day, we pay back over N100 million to the federal government.
The former governor of Rivers state, further disclosed that the government is planning to put about 16 trains on the Lagos-Ibadan rail line, stressing that this will increase revenue generation from that axis.
Anxiety as Abuja-Kaduna train breaks down again in rural area
It was reported that the Abuja-Kaduna train broke down as it returned from Kaduna during its morning schedule from Rigasa, Kaduna to Idu, Abuja.
It was reported that engineers of the Nigeria Railways Corporation (NRC) battled to fix it for over three hours.
They should face death penalty - Amaechi seeks severe punishment for vandals of railway facilities
Speaking on Friday, July 2, during a ministerial media briefing at the statehouse in Abuja, the minister suggested that anyone caught should face serious charges if there are fatalities resulting from their act.
He explained that tampering with railway facilities is dangerous as it can cause train derailment and also lead to the death of unsuspecting passengers.