FCT to commission light rail soon – Perm sec

Permanent Secretary of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Mr. Chinyeaka Ohaa, has said that the coming into operation of the Abuja Light Rail Service (ALRS) would accelerate FCT economy by opening windows for investments and job creation.
Ohaa, who stated this recently during an inspection of the 78km Abuja Light Rail.
According to him, the Abuja Rail project which started in 2009 would help to curtail drastically traffic congestion in the nation’s capital city, adding that all the necessary infrastructure and human personnel had been put in place for a successful event.
He re-affirmed FCT Administration’s commitment to ensuring that the Mass Transit service was commissioned “in a matter of weeks.” Ohaa, who described the project as “a new experience in Africa,” said he was impressed with the level of work done so far, as about 98 per cent of the work had been completed.
The benefits of the project include the potential for over 20,000 jobs, aside boosting the economic fortunes of the Territory.
He further revealed that the facility had ample escalators and lifts for physically challenged and adequate security devices for protection of passengers.
He stated that both President Muhammadu Buhari and Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, had “shown tremendous commitment to ensure the Abuja Rail Mass Transit comes on stream.” He also called on the residents to “own the project.”

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