Abuja (Sundiata Post) – The Federal Government in its bid to link the whole country by rail, has signed the Memorandum of Understanding with Mota- Engil Group on the construction of US$1.959 billion Kano-Maradi Standard Gauge Railway lines.
The Minister of Transportation, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi today in Abuja signed on behalf of the Federal Government while the Managing Director, Mota- Engil, Antonio Gvoea signed on behalf of the contracting firm.
This was contained in a statement signed by the Director. Press & Public Relations, Eric Ojiekwe made available to Sundiata Post.
According to the statement, the new railway corridor which is to be located in northern Nigeria will run through three states: Kano, Jigawa and Katsina and through Niger territory as far as Maradi. Other cities that will be affected by the rail line in Nigeria are: Danbatta, Kazaure, Daura, Mashi, Katsina and Jibiya.