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Thursday, 29th October, 2020
 Nigeria   ::   News
BREAKING: FG approves large sum for construction of rail line linking Nigeria to Niger Republic
Sep 23, 2020
Source: CEOAFRICA NEWS: Reported by Blessing Sunday

The Federal Government on Wednesday approved $1,959,744,723.71 for the construction of a rail line that will link Nigeria to Niger Republic.

The approval was given during a meeting of the Federal Executive Council presided over by the President Muhammadu Buhari.

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, told news correspondents at the end of the meeting that the sum approved for the development of the proposed rail line linking Kano-Dutse-Katsina-Jibia and to Maradi in Niger Republic is inclusive of Value Added Tax.

The minister disclosed that apart from that, the council also approved the award of a contract worth N3.049 billion for the design, manufacture, supply, testing, and commissioning of one railway crane for the purposes of clearing rail tracks in situations of accidents.



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