FG approves $1.9m rail line to Niger Republic

The Federal Government on Wednesday at the 16th virtual Federal Executive Council meeting, approved the sum of  $1.9 million for the construction of a rail line that will link Nigeria to the Niger Republic.

The rail line is expected to run from Kano through Katsina and will be linked with the Maradi rail line in the neighboring West African nation.

This, however, is not the only contract approved for the ministry of transport, a N3.04 billion contract was also awarded for the design, manufacture, supply, testing, and commissioning of one railway crane of 150-ton capacity for emergency and recovery of rolling stocks.

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