Sunday, August 15, 2021

Buhari wants Itakpe-Warri rail line linked to ports

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He listed the ports of origin and destination to be linked to the rail network to include Apapa, Tin Can, Warri, Onne , and Calabar Ports.

The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, disclosed these in a statement titled ‘After 30 years in limbo, President Buhari inaugurated 326Km Itakpe-Ajaokuta-Warri rail line for commercial operation’.

The statement read, “At the virtual opening of the rail line linking Itakpe to Warri, President Buhari directed the Federal Ministry of Transportation to link all the nation’s ports of origin and destination – Apapa, Tin Can, Warri, Onne, Calabar Ports – to the rail network in order to significantly improve overall transportation and economic capacities.

“The President declared that his administration recognized the importance of the railway mode of transportation as a vital backbone to support industrialization and economic development.”

Source: The Punch

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