BREAKING: Buhari govt approves $1.9bn rail line to Niger Republic

The President Muhammadu Buhari administration has accredited for the development of a rail line that may hyperlink Nigeria to Niger Republic.

The federal government accredited $1,959,744,723.71 for this undertaking.

The Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Amaechi, made this disclosure on Thursday.

The settlement was reached on the Federal Govt Council, FEC presided over by Buhari.

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Amaechi, who addressed State Home correspondents, mentioned the sum accredited for the undertaking of the rail line linking Kano-Dutse-Katsina-Jibia and to Maradi in Niger Republic is inclusive of Worth Added Tax.

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Based on the Minister, the FEC additionally accredited the award of a contract value N3.049 billion for the design, manufacture, provide, testing, and commissioning of 1 railway crane for the needs of clearing rail tracks in conditions of accidents.

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