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FG plans to connect the 36 States with rail lines

FG plans to connect the 36 States with rail lines

The Federal Government revealed plans to design the rail lines that would link Kebbi, Zamfara and Sokoto State in line with the mandate to have rail services in all the state capitals.

The Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, disclosed this during his courtesy visit to the Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, on Tuesday.

He stated that the mandate of President Muhammadu Buhari was to have functional rail system in the 36 states of the federation.

The minister said: “We are here for the National Council on Transportation with the theme: ‘Effi­ciency of Intermodalism in Transportation” and how to take transport to a greater level.

“I know what will interest you is we want to design the Sokoto and Kebbi rail lines, there are three states or four states in this design plan.

“This includes whether connecting from Katsina or Kano; the three states are Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara.

“And we are working towards taking it to the Senate for approval and once it is approved, it will complete the 36 states mandate given to us,” he said.

Tambuwal welcomed the stakeholders to Sokoto and assured them of his continued support to moving transportation forward in the state.

He implored the Federal Government to assist in the area of security at the airport by providing scanners in the place.

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