By Chijioke Kingsley
Abuja (Sundiata Post) – The Plateau State Governor, Caleb Mutfwang has said the intracity railways initiated by his government to cushion the effect of the fuel subsidy will commence by Christmas.
He said the completion of the project will be part of his Christmas gift to the State.
The Governor Stated this on Thursday in Jos during the occasions of the 5th Quadrennial National Delegate Conference of the Nigeria Union of Railway Workers. https://sundiatapost.com/rural-women-are-key-agents-to-achieving-global-food-security-mutfwang/
With the theme: “National Assets Vandalisation: A set back to Railway Transport Sector Plus A Necessity To Overcome Subsidy Removal”, Mutfwang said he has set the State on the right path of rebuilding infrastructures and reviving moribund institutions and organizations.
He said the idea of the intracity railway system was part of measures taken to revitalize the railways and to serve as a subsidy removal palliative to support transport systems for low income earners.
Represented by the Commissioner of Information, Musa Ashoms, Mutfwang said the development of the State since his government came into power has been his top priority.
He noted that road constructions can be seen as even interlocking stones are used to construct roads in the city metropolis. https://sundiatapost.com/plateaus-gov-mutfwang-launches-jos-abuja-flight-route/
“People can see how the government is transforming the State, the road construction is visible for everyone to see.
“We have started constructing the Barkin-Ladi, Mangu road. The Rail lines have been fixed. If you go to Jos town, we are making them beautiful and habitable. We are doing all these so that citizens will have a smooth sail from one point to another”, he said.
Recall that the Governor earlier in the year disclosed that he will cushion the effect of the fuel subsidy removal by reactivating the rail transportation as well as rejigging the Greater Jos Master Plan, by first covering some key locations within Jos-North and Jos South.
Mutfwang had said he is hopeful that these services will commence soon and expansion across other parts of the State would also begin adding that significant progress is also being made by his administration through the Plateau State Direct Labour Agency in road maintenance across Jos-Bukuru metropolis.
However, earlier in his remarks the President of the Nigeria Railway Workers, Comrade Luka Innocent Ajiji, said the union appreciates the new romance of partnership and patronage from the Plateau State government.
According to him: “This healthy symbiotic relationship and partnership has attracted our choice of Plateau as venue of this conference.
“We thank the Governor for the renewed interest and patronage of the railway and we pray that this new partnership will be a sustainable and enduring one”, Ajiji said.