FG Launches Eastern Rail Line

Federal Government on Tuesday launched the reconstruction of the Eastern Railway.

The rail will move from Bonny Ports to PH in Rivers and link Abia-Enugu-Benue-Lafia-Kaduna-Bauchi-Gombe and Borno.

Rotimi Amaechi
Rotimi Amaechi

Earlier in the month, Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi disclosed that the President has also approved the redirecting of the Eastern line to 2 new spurs namely; Abakaliki, Ebonyi State and Awka, Anambra State.

According to the Minister, the Federal Government has also approved the commencement of the Port Harcourt-Maiduguri rail project and is also negotiating loans for the Lagos-Calabar rail project.

On the take-off of the Ibadan-Kano rail project, Amaechi informed that the government is still seeking approval for a loan to enable it to take off.

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