President Muhammadu Buhari, will on Thursday commission the newly completed first Phase of the Abuja light rail project.
The commissioning will mark the formal commencement of rail service and the fulfillment of a long awaited dream for a modern state-of-the-art mass transit systems for the Federal Capital Territory.
The project has been in the works for over 11 years.
President Buhari is also expected to flag-off the railway services signalling the commencement of operations of the long-awaited rail services in the FCT.
The Phase, which comprises Lots 1A and 3, is only an integral part of the six Lots which form the scope of the FCT railway system.
In a statement on Monday by the Chief Press Secretary to the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), Cosmas Uzodinma, the event will take place in the Abuja Metro Station, in the Central Business District – the flagship of the twelve completed railway stations under this package. The 45.245km of standard guage rail line running between the Dr, Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport to the Abuja Metro Station is the first of its kind in West Africa.
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