A Link to the Sea

By: Dayo Fasasi

Photo Credit: BBC News
Photo Credit: BBC News

In a bid to boost economic activities in the country, the Nigerian Government will reconnect the country’s railway with the sea ports.

Nigeria Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, disclosed this plan during a meeting with port professionals in Lagos. The Minister stated, “President [Muhamadu] Buhari’s resolve to diversify the economy had brought to the front burner the need to implement the inter-modal means of transportation in the country. We expect that before July, we should begin the process of constructing the Lagos-Kano, and possibly the Lagos-Calabar railway.”

Amaechi then added, “If these two contracts commence as we expect, they would generate employment [as well as] improve economic activity.”

The transport minister assured that appropriate measures would be taken to ensure that the country received the right amount of revenue from the system.

Meanwhile, Mr. Amaechi, urged Nigerian citizens to have patience with the government as it continues to work tirelessly to revive the economy.

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