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The federal government has approved 1.2 billion US dollars for the construction of the Kano-Kaduna standard gauge railway project.

Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amechi, disclosed this in Kano yesterday when he visited Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje at the Government House, Kano.

He said that the federal government was negotiating with China EXIM bank to finance the project.

“We are negotiating with China EXIM bank and we are convinced that this negotiation will end by June,” he said.

The minister said that the federal government would provide about 100 locomotives for narrow gauge rail that would run through Lagos, Kano, Port Harcourt, Funtua and Gombe to improve the economy.

“Before the end of June Lagos-Kano narrow gauge rail would have more locomotives that would run through Lagos, Port Harcourt, Funtua, Kano and Gombe states to boost the economy,” he said.

Ganduje expressed his happiness and commended the president for fulfilling campaign promise.

He said that Kano-Kaduna standard rail project would save the road from total collapse.

Ganduje said that the state government recently signed a $1.8 billion Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a Chinese firm to construct light rail in the state capital.

He said that the light rail project would give a mega city outlook similar to other cities across the world.

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  1. No railway in South East, South South but rail lines are been extended to North West.

  2. When your brother was building schools for Almajeri in Kano and other northern state did you complain. Idiot short up your smelling brain.
    Mumu, you think Hausa's are fools? Where as you are the biggest mumu in the universe. Oil my foot. Don't worry very soon you will drink garri from the north with your so called oil. Monkey like you. You don't know anything yet.

  3. How you know say na him brother?
    But let's face it, is this how to build a country? APC is leaving a very bad legacy for this country. Look at appointments; no more Federal Character.In future any President can just face developing his state with Federal money. My brother, make sure you don't complain then. This is a bad ominous sign!!!


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