SWITZERLAND, OCTOBER : As Nigeria ramps up its railway revolution, Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi is in China to take delivery of more trains for the the Abuja-Kaduna and Lagos-Ibadan rail lines.
An excited Amaechi test-ran the new locomotives and expressed his pleasure.
“Yesterday, I test-ran and took delivery of more trains in China to service the Abuja-Kaduna and Lagos-Ibadan rail lines. For those complaining that the trains are not enough, especially for the Abuja-Kaduna route, we heard cries, the trains are coming!” he tweeted on Thursday.
On Friday, he again tweeted:
“The 1st batch of new trains built for us by CRRC- 2 motored cars and 4 Locomotives. I have taken delivery & they would soon be in Nigeria. Work is ongoing on the 2nd batch of trains. The plan is to connect & unite the entire country by rail. Together, let’s ride to the Next Level’.”
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