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Government approves fast train rail lines from Abuja to Lokoja

04 February 2015, 10:07

Lokoja - Vice-President Namadi Sambo on Tuesday said the Federal Government had approved the design of a rail line project from Abuja to Lokoja in furtherance of government’s efforts to transform the transport sector.

Sambo said this at the Peoples Democratic Party’s Presidential rally in Lokoja, Kogi.

The vice-president said further that the Warri- Ajaokuta rail line had also been completed and would soon be inaugurated.

"I want to also give the good news that the Warri-Ajaokuta rail line has been 100 percent completed and very soon Mr President will commission that project.

"Also another good news is that the Kaduna-Abuja rail line has been completed It will also be commissioned anytime now.

"But, the most important one is that Mr. President has approved the design of the rail lines from Abuja to Lokoja to Ajaokuta so that we have a fast train line. Thank you very much Mr. President for that and very soon Mr. President will commission that project.

"Furthermore, Mr President has created the enabling environment for the private sector participation in the development of our state.

"One very important information I will give you is that the issue of the development and exploration of oil and gas has reached an advanced stage and there are serious positive prospect in some of the Local Government (Areas) in Kogi with oil and gas.’’

According to him, the laying of rail lines for the Abuja-Kaduna fast-train project had been completed and ready for inauguration.

Sambo further disclosed that the two seaport projects being executed by the Federal Government had reached advanced stages, adding that the private-sector-driven 1,000 megawatts Coal Power Plant Project would also be completed soon.

The vice-president said that another private-sector-driven Steel Company would be built in Kogi State to boost the nation’s automobile sector.



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