The Federal Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Mota- Engil Group for the construction of US$1.959 billion Kano-Maradi Standard Gauge Railway lines.
The Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi signed the document on Monday in Abuja.
The new railway corridor will run through three states: Kano, Jigawa and Katsina and through Niger territory as far as Maradi.
Other cities are: Danbatta, Kazaure, Daura, Mashi, Katsina and Jibiya.
The Project is to be completed within 3 years.