Buhari flags off Kaduna-Kano railway modernization project

President Muhammadu Buhari has flagged off 203.8 kilometers of the Kaduna -Kano segment of Lagos – Kano railway modernization project.

President Buhari during the ground breaking ceremony in Kano on Thursday said the project is crucial to the establishment of a supply chain in railway transport within its corridor, Kano – Kaduna – Abuja, as it links the major commercial cities of Kano and Kaduna to the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

He said the take-off of construction activities on the segment of the Lagos – Kano vividly represents the commitment of this Administration in the revival of Nigerian Railway system, to reduce the deficiency in our transportation infrastructure and drive effective and more efficient transportation of passengers and freight within the country.

He explained that upon the completion, Kaduna – Kano railway project is to link the Lagos – Ibadan Railway project via Abuja, Minna, Ilorin, Oshogbo, Ibadan to Lagos on one end, and Maradi, Niger Republic on the other.