Amaechi: FG to commission new locomotives, coaches to ease rail transport


The Federal Government says it will soon commission two rail locomotives and 10 coaches to ease transport among Nigerians ahead of the yuletide celebration.

The Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, disclosed this on Tuesday in Papalantoro, Ogun State.

He spoke with newsmen during a tour of the Federal Government rail project in Ogun state.

Amaechi said the government had received delivery of the locomotives and coaches.

“The President will be commissioning it this December. We want to make sure that those travelling from Abuja to Kaduna are able to use the new coaches and locomotives,” he said.

Amaechi, who inspected the level of work done by the contractors, expressed worry over the rate at which the project is being executed.

He, however, assured Nigerians that the December 2018 deadline set for the completion of the project still holds, saying the contractors would need to intensify their efforts.

The minister also assured that none of the contractors is being owed by the government.