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Buhari, Amaechi, Elrufai Open Abuja-Kaduna Railway

The much talked about Abuja-Kaduna railway project has finally been opened by President Muhammadu Buhari, Minister of Transportation Rotimi Amaechi and Kaduna state Governor Nasir El-Rufai.

The project was started by the Goodluck Jonathan led government and completed by Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.

President Buhari during the ceremony thanked Goodluck Jonathan for commencing this project.
He said: “I am delighted to be here today to commission the Abuja – Kaduna railway track and flag-off the Abuja-Kaduna train services (Passengers & Freight) on Nigeria’s first ever Standard Gauge Rail track to go into operation. This project was conceived by a previous administration, started by the last government and I am pleased to complete and commission it. “The Minister of Transportation, Chief Rotimi Amaechi and his team have put great efforts in the last few months to ensure the successful completion of this project under this Administration. Completion and Commissioning of this project is indeed in keeping with our vision of bringing about the desired change to make life easier for the generality of Nigerians through the development and provision of the necessary social and physical infrastructure,” the president added.

The rail project was constructed by the Chinese Civil Engineering Company, CCEC is estimated to have cost $1.457 billion.

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