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Buhari flags-off $2b Kano-Maradi, Kano-Dutse rail line Tuesday


The Minister for Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari, will on Tuesday, February 9, 2021, perform the groundbreaking ceremony of the Kano-Maradi, Kano-Dutse Railway Project.

Recalls that the Federal Executive Council in September 2020, approved about $2 billion for the rail line and the subsequent signing of the contract documents for the commencement of the project last month and expected to be completed in 36 months.

Rotimi Amaechi announced this, in a tweet on his official Twitter handle on Friday, February 5.

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The railway project is expected to connect three Nigerian Northern states namely Kano, Katsina and Jigawa and then terminate at Maradi, Niger Republic.

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The Transport Minister, in his tweet post, said, ‘’We are pleased to announce the groundbreaking of the Kano-Maradi, Kano-Dutse Railway Project, slated for Tuesday, our President, Muhammadu Buhari will do the honours. Work begins.’’

He had earlier said the 283.750-kilometre rail line, besides developing freight and passenger transport as it will be integrated with road transport, will make a great contribution to the local economy as well as an important development in the social sector.

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