The federal government has finally completed Abuja-Kaduna railway project. It was commissioned earlier today by President Muhammadu Buhari.

The modernization phase of the project commenced with the signing of the contract for the construction of Abuja (Idu) to Kaduna (Rigasa) rail line in 2009.

Buhari reportedly said the new rail line would provide affordable and safe movement of passengers and freight between the Federal Capital Territory and Kaduna State.

He further stated that “the train operation would also serve as a major catalyst for industrialization and generation of employment.”

Also at the commissioning were; Senate President Bukola Saraki, Minister of Transportation Rotimi Amaechi, Kaduna state governor El Rufai, among other dignitaries.

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