Railway lines in Nigeria to commence operations soon – Tukur




PORT HARCOURT – Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, the Board Chairman of Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC), on Monday said all the railway lines in the country would commence operations soon.
Tukur disclosed this while briefing newsmen in Port Harcourt.
He said the corporation had concluded plans to commence operation along Port Harcourt – Enugu railway lines to enhance rail transportation in the zone.
The chairman said the rehabilitated South-Eastern railway terminals would promote easy and affordable transportation of people and agricultural produce across the region.
“Our railway transportation system has long been moribund but President Goodluck Jonathan’s led administration has revived the system.
“Nigerian Railway Corporation is no longer what it used to be, we are no longer using analogue locomotive engines, and our facilities are up to date in line with global standard.
“NRC has acquired digitalised trains and coaches to enhance efficient services to Nigerians,’’ he said.
Tukur said the revolution of the railway transportation system was a solution to the challenges of transportation faced by Nigerian farmers.
He urged farmers to take advantage of the rehabilitated rail transport system to ensure effective distribution of agricultural produce to the consumers. (NAN)

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