BREAKING: Buhari govt approves $1.9bn rail line to Niger Republic

The President Muhammadu Buhari administration has approved for the construction of a rail line that will link Nigeria to Niger Republic.

The government approved $1,959,744,723.71 for this project.

The Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Amaechi, made this disclosure on Thursday.

The agreement was reached at the Federal Executive Council, FEC presided over by Buhari.

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Amaechi, who addressed State House correspondents, said the sum approved for the project of the rail line linking Kano-Dutse-Katsina-Jibia and to Maradi in Niger Republic is inclusive of Value Added Tax.

According to the Minister, the FEC 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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