Buhari To Flag-Off $2b Kano-Maradi, Kano-Dutse Rail Line Tuesday

President Muhammadu Buhari, will on Tuesday, February 9, 2021, perform the groundbreaking ceremony of the Kano-Maradi, Kano-Dutse Railway Project.

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi made the announcement on Friday. 

This follows the approval of about $2 billion by the Federal Executive Council in September 2020, for the rail line and the subsequent signing of the contract documents for the commencement of the project last month.

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This was disclosed by the Transportation Minister, in a tweet post on his official Twitter handle on Friday, February 5, 2021.

The railway project is expected to connect three Nigerian Northern states namely Kano, Katsina and Jigawa and then terminate at Maradi, Niger Republic.

Amaechi in his tweet post said, ‘’We are pleased to announce the groundbreaking of the Kano-Maradi, Kano-Dutse Railway Project, slated for Tuesday, our President, Muhammadu Buhari will do the honours. Work begins.’’


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