FG to begin construction of $272 million 5.76km light rail in Abuja

Written by on April 5, 2022

The Federal Government of Nigeria has disclosed plans to build a $272 million, 5.76km rail track in the Federal Capital Territory.

This was disclosed by the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) Transportation Secretariat through, Alhaji Zakari Dobi, its secretary on Monday, inspecting vandalized Light Rail Track, Station and Idu Training Centre on Monday in Abuja.

He revealed that the bill for the construction of the Light Rail track is currently on the way to the FCT Minister’s table, according to NAN.

Alhaji Dobi stated that he was optimistic the Minister would sign on the file for approval, stating that the  secretariat was working to go back to the site for the construction of the 5.76km rail track and fixing of the vandalised areas of the track. He said that the total bill for the construction of the rail track as approved is $272 million dollars.

He also cited that it first needs to be able to again evaluate and asses the level of vandalisation on the track.

The Transport secretary said the lack of operation on the construction also resulted in the vandalism, stating, “We are going to look at issues to see if we can come up with possible ways on how to stop the vandalisation completely but I do know that the first thing to do is to resume operation.” 

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