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Wednesday, September 23, 2020

FG approves $1.9bn rail line to Niger Republic

 


The Federal Government on Wednesday approved $1, 959, 744, 723. 71 for the construction of a rail line that will link Nigeria to Niger Republic .


The approval was given at a meeting of the Federal Executive Council presided over by the President , Major General Muhammadu Buhari ( retd . ) .


The Minister of Transportation , Rotimi Amaechi, told State House correspondents at the end of the meeting that the sum approved for the development of the proposed rail line linking Kano- Dutse -Katsina -Jibia and to Maradi in Niger Republic is inclusive of Value Added Tax .


Amaechi said apart from that, the council also approved the award of a contract worth N 3. 049 bilion for the design , manufacture, supply , testing , and commissioning of one railway crane for the purposes of clearing rail tracks in situations of accidents.

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