Finally, FG to Inaugurate Abuja-Kaduna Rail Tomorrow


By Dele Ogbodo in Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari will tomorrow inaugurate the newly completed Abuja-Kaduna train service for commercial operation. 

The historic event, according to a statement made available by the Ministry of Transportation, said state governors, captains of industry and stakeholders in the industry will attend the event.

The statement read: “The Nigerian Railway Corporation has been test running the train service by moving people free of charge from Abuja to Kaduna and back since 15th of June 2016.

The Abuja-Kaduna train service is part of the on-going efforts and commitment of President Buhari administration to provide modern, safe and affordable means of transportation in the country and will serve as a vehicle for delivering sustainable socio-economic development, social harmony and political stability.

On final inspection of the various stations over the weekend, the Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, said government had to put in its best to make sure that the project which was started by former President Goodluck Jonathan, was brought to a successful completion.

According to him, government had listened to the hearing of the people and has decided to peg the cost of a one way ticket at N500, per trip per passenger.