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.
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.
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.