Friday, October 30, 2020

Federal Executive Council approves $1.9m rail line to Niger Republic



The Federal Government has approved $1.9million for the construction of a rail line that will link Nigeria to Niger Republic.

The rail line is expected to run from Kano through Katsina and will be linked with the Maradi rail line in the neighboring West African nation.

Also, a 3 billion naira contract was awarded for the design, manufacture, supply, testing, and commissioning of one railway crane of 150-ton capacity for emergency and recovery of rolling stocks.

Briefing state house correspondents after the 16th virtual Federal Executive Council meeting, members of the council said other memos approved by the council include purchase of 62 new black maria vehicles, 8 more forensic auditors for the NDDC, and the construction of the Umuahia/Bende/Ohafia road.

The highway in Umuahia is expected to gulp over N12 billion, while the N3.7 billion was approved as augmentation of the contract for the construction of the Petroleum Development Fund’s corporate headquarters in Abuja.