In a deliberate attempt to ease movement of Nigerians throughout the yuletide season, the Federal Government on Tuesday said it will soon commission two rail locomotives and 10 coaches.
The minister of transport, Rotimi Amaechi, made this known on Tuesday in Papalantoro, Ogun State.
Mr. Amaechi spoke with journalists during a tour of the Federal Government rail project in Ogun state.
The minister said the government had received delivery of the locomotives and coaches.
“The president will be commissioning it this December. We want to make sure that those travelling from Abuja to Kaduna are able to use the new coaches and locomotives,” he said.
The minister, who examined the level of work done by the contractors, expressed worry over the rate at which the project is being executed.
He, however, assured Nigerians that the December 2018 deadline set for the completion of the project still holds, saying the contractors would need to intensify their efforts.
The minister also assured that none of the contractors is being owed by the government.
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