FG Signs New Rail Project Deal; From Warri To Abuja

The Federal Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with China Railway Construction Corporation (CRCC) to complete the Warri-Ajaokuta-Itakpe-Baro-Abuja railway line.

Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, signed the agreement on behalf of Federal Government while Chen Xiao Xing, Vice President of CRCC, signed for the company in Abuja.

Amaechi said that the central railway line was the backbone of rail transportation in Nigeria, adding that the agreement was for its completion and extension to Warri town, port and refinery.

He said the rail would extend northward from Eganyi-Jakura-Baro to Abuja.

According to NAN, the minister said the agreement included the construction and expansion of Warri Port, Deep Sea Port as well as the Industrial Park at Bonny Island.

“The central line is one of the most important rail lines that we have in Nigeria and I will be glad if we can partner with your corporation; we will commence negotiation once we get the approval from the president. It is part of the economic corridor in Nigeria where we have solid minerals, we have been working on that line for a long time and we will like to complete it,” Amaechi said.


  1. That's lovely.... Looking forward to more development in the transport sector

  2. Hassan Aderemi14 August, 2016 16:10

    Good development.

  3. Meanwhile, the River Niger bridge and the South East continues to be neglected.

  4. Replies
    1. What is nice about dat, is it not d same Government dat is complaining about no money in dis country ?, and dat is d reason Y d country is suffering from all sectors mostly no Salary 4 workers & pensioneers , no JOB 4 d youths, high cost of food stuffs in d market, what important dis railway is 2 dis our present situation ?, hav u eating well 2 talk of traveling by rail ?, foolish fools saying -NICE 1,GOOD MOVE etc, Big fools praising Government of irrelevant projects.

  5. No light and no roads and nobody is doing that and not u want to start train

  6. Its well oo bt oga we need job

  7. Only the igbo sons & daughters have seen nothing good about this government bcos of the way they lost in the last election. All negative comments about this government has bn from the eastern people. They will sure be put to shame come 2019 the way nigeria will develop beyond their imagination

  8. I wonder d set of future leaders naija will produce? Y can't we appreciate good things 4 once? D blind people 4got dat dat project will surely engaged our youths! Note dat PMB is not God, he can only try his humanly possible means to place Nigeria on track,,,


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