Federal Government Commence Lagos-Kano Railway Project


Rotimi Amaechi, the Minister of Transportation announced on Wednesday that the federal government has commenced work on the Kaduna-Kano segment of the Lagos-Kano standard gauge railway.


This was disclosed by the minister in a tweet on his verified handle @ChibuikeAmaechi. With pictures of heavy-duty equipment, he wrote, “onsite: contractors move in for the commencement of the Kano-Kaduna section of the Lagos to Kano rail line.”


The 305-kilometre railway has a completion timeline of two to three years depending on availability of funds.


The federal government had on May 15, 2018 signed the $6.68 billion contract with the China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) to complete the remaining segments of the Lagos-Kano Standard Guage rail line.


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