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FG approves $1bn rail line to Niger Republic

The Federal Executive Council has approved the award of contract for the design, manufacture, supply, testing and commissioning of one railway crane of 150 ton capacity for emergency and recovery of rolling stocks.

This was disclosed to State House Correspondents by the Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi after today FEC meeting.

He explained that the contract was to sort out situations of accident on the track, and that it was worth over 3 billion Naira.

He also said FEC had approved the award of contract of over 1 billion dollars for the development of the proposed Kano-Katsina-Jibia to Matadi rail line in Niger Republic and to Dutse, the Jigawa State capital.

Abdulla Bello

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