Kindly Share This Story:Directs Amaechi to link rail to Apapa, Tin Can, Warri, Onne, Calabar Ports By Johnbosco Agbakwuru and Dirisu Yakubu PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday inaugurated the 326 KM Itakpe-Ajaokuta-Warri rail line for commercial operation as well as the ancillary facilities yard, at the recently named Goodluck Jonathan Railway Complex in Agbor (Owa-Oyibu), Delta State. The rail line was conceptualized over 30 years ago, precisely in 1987 by the General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida military administration, and has been in limbo since then. At the virtual inauguration of the rail line linking Itakpe to Warri, President Buhari directed the Federal Ministry of Transportation to link all the nation’s ports of origin and destination – Apapa, Tin Can, Warri, Onne, Calabar Ports- to the rail network in order to significantly improve overall transportation and economic capacities. The President declared that his administration recognised the importance of the railway mode of transportation as a vital backbone to support industrialization and economic development. ”Accordingly, I have approved the prioritisation of viable railway routes for either new rail lines or the reconstruction and rehabilitation of some, to achieve effective and efficient train services supporting the country’s trade and commerce. ”The Railway Infrastructure that… Read full this story
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